Review of the 1999 Constitution: Zonal Public Hearing

The Senate
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution
Zonal Public Hearing

The Chairman and Members of the Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution cordially invite the General Public, Civil Society/Interest Groups, Professional Bodies and other interested persons to a 2-Day Zonal Public Hearing on “The Proposed Further Alteration on the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999,” holding simultaneously in the six geo-political zones of the nation.

Issues to be considered at the Public Hearing include:

  1. Devolution of Powers
  2. Creation of More States
  3. Recognition of the Six Geo-political Zones in the Constitution
  4. Role for Traditional Rulers
  5. Local government
  6. Taking out of the following from the Constitution:
    1. Land Use Act
    2. NYSC Act
    3. Code of Conduct
  7. Fiscal Federalism
  8. Amendment of Provisions relating to Amendment of the Constitution; State Creation and Boundary Adjustment to remove ambiguities
  9. Immunity Clause
  10. Nigerian Police
  11. Judiciary
  12. Executive
  13. Rotation of Executive Offices among Senatorial Districts of a State
  14. Gender and Special Group
  15. Mayoral Status for the Federal Capital territory Administration
  16. Residency and Indigene Provisions
  17. Any other matter that will promote good governance and will improve the Nigerian State, but which requires amendment to the provisions of the 1999 Constitution

Date: Thursday 15th – Friday 16th November, 2012


Zone Venue City Zonal Clerk
South-South Calabar, Tinapa Hotel 08052736463 – Freedom Osolo
South-East Enugu, House of Assembly 08023674124 – Ogoke Emmanuel
South-West Lagos, Airport Hotel Ikeja 08038453588 – Solomon Jokotoye
North-East Gombe, University Auditorium 08133265934 – Hassan I. Mohammed
North-West Sokoto, Sultan Maccido Institute 08023586870 – Bintube Mustapha
North-Central Makurdi, Royal Choice Inn 08035991397 – Habiba A. Mohammed

For further information, please contact Mr. innocent Mebiri, Clear to the Committee, (08037092195)

Office No: SG10 White House, Senate Wing, National Assembly complex, Abuja.


Senator Ike Ekweremadu, CFR
Deputy Senate President/Chairman, Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution

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