Omo-Agege heads Senate constitution review committee, Boroffice, Abaribe, 53 others named as members

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Omo-Agege heads Senate constitution review committee,  Boroffice, Abaribe, 53 others named as members 1

The Senate on Thursday took the first practical step towards a review of the 1999 Constitution by constituting a 56-member committee to carry out the assignment.

Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege chairs the review committee that has most of the principal officers of the upper arm of the National Assembly as a major block.

The committee, which also has two senators representing each of the six geo-political zones, is to seek input from members of the National Assembly and statutory bodies, like the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and civil society groups.

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan, who announced the names, did not state the date for their inauguration.

The principal officers of the Senate who constitute members of the committee are: Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi; Deputy Senate Leader Robert Boroffice; Deputy Chief Whip Aliyu Abdullahi; Minority Leader Eyinnaya Abaribe; Deputy Minority Leader Emmanuel Bwacha; Minority Whip Philip Aduda and Deputy Minority Whip Sahabi Ya’u.

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Others representing their states are: Senators Abubakar Kyari (Borno), Gershom Bassey (Cross-River), James Manager (Delta), Sam Egwu (Ebonyi), Matthew Urhoghide (Edo), Bamidele Opeyemi (Ekiti), Ike Ekweremadu (Enugu), Danjuma Goje (Gombe), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Sabo Mohammed (Jigawa), Uba Sani (Kaduna), Kabiru Gaya (Kano), Baba Kaita (Katsina), Adamu Aliero (Kebbi), Smart Adeyemi (Kogi) and Sadiq Umar (Kwara).

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