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House Committee on Constitution Review Extends Memoranda Submission, New Deadline Emerges

The House Committee on Constitution Review, under the leadership of Benjamin Kalu, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, has extended the deadline for the submission of memoranda from the public on the review of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

TOP MEDIA reports that The new deadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

This extension is an outcome of a resolution of the House Committee on Constitution Review during its last meeting and provides additional time for stakeholders, organisations, and interested individuals to contribute their ideas and perspectives on aspects of the Constitution they desire to be amended. The Committee is committed to ensuring that all voices are heard and considered in this important national endeavour.

Philip Agbese, the Spokesman for the House Committee on Constitution Review, emphasised the significance of public participation in the Constitution Review process, stating:

“The extension of the deadline demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that the Nigerian people are actively involved in shaping our nation’s future. We encourage everyone to visit our website, [], to learn more about the process and submit their memoranda.”

According to Kalu, the Constitution Review process is a priority for the 10th Assembly of the House of Representatives.

He emphasised:

“We are resolute in managing this process to deliver an amended Constitution that authentically mirrors the aspirations of Nigerians. This is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, and we are fully committed to getting it right.”

The previous deadline for submission was April 10, 2024.

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