Three North Central states of Niger, Kwara and Kogi have converged in Lokoja, Kogi state capital for the ongoing zonal public hearing for the review of the 1999 Constitution.

The two-day event organised by the House of Representatives special Committee on the review of the 1999 constitution, started on Tuesday and will end on Wednesday at different venues across the country.

Recall that the Senate version of the event held last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Members of labour unions, politicians and other groups are at the Kogi state Government House in Lokoja, where the North Central section of the event is taking place.

Governor Yahaya Bello declared the public hearing opened on Tuesday and some presentations were made by various groups.

PREMIUM TIMES brings you updates of events on the final day of the session.

10:53 a.m: Members of the House of Representatives led by the Chairman of the Lokoja Centre of the constitution review exercise, Hon. Tajudeen Abass, arrive at the venue.

10:57 a.m: Opening prayers in both Christian and Islamic ways.

11:05 a.m: Chairman of the Lokoja Centre, Mr Abass giving a recap of the Tuesday session.

11:13 a.m: “You are at liberty to expand the scope of your memorandum or submit new ones before next Monday.” – Mr Abass.

11:17 a.m: Technical session for Wednesday commences with Yakubu Haruna, who is seeking creation of additional 15 local government areas in Kogi.

11:25 a.m: While presenting the group’s memorandum, Bamidele Suru of Leadership Integrity Forum (LIF) suggests that dual citizenship be forbidden for political office holders.

11:31 a.m: Abdulmumin Ogejah canvasses for the creation of Ajaokuta East local government area.

12:03 am: Manzuma Mammah from Kwara State proposes creation of Edu state from Niger and Kwara states.

12:15 p.m: Daniel Makolo, representing a Coalition of Cultural and Development Association in Igala Kingdom, wants the federal government to hands-off generation and distribution of electricity and other matters.


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