Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday said 25 out of 36 states of the federation have voted on the 1999 Constitution amendments passed by the National Assembly in July 2017.
Saraki on his facebook wall stated that the passage of the amendments by 25 states was a testament to the fact that “With the right vision and follow-through, we can achieve anything as a nation.”
He also said the process was a pointer that “Politicians from various walks of life and various parties can still come together to get things done.” “I am excited about the news that 25 out of 36 states have voted on the Constitution amendments that the 8th National Assembly passed in 2017.
I cannot wait to receive the Constitution review documents at the National Assembly, so that we can move forward with the process of getting them assented and cemented in the laws of our great Federal Republic.
“Now that both the Nigerian Senate and the House of Representatives have set up a Joint Committee to review the Constitution review amendments that did not scale through initially, we are encouraged with the level of collaboration that we have already seen from the State Assemblies throughout this process.
“I am very encouraged for the next phase of this process. Well done to the members of our State Houses of Assembly!”