The Nigerian Senate has extended the date for the closure of
submission of memoranda for the amendment of the constitution.
The Senate, in its review of the 1999 Constitution efforts, had asked
various interest groups to submit memoranda regarding the exercise
with a deadline.
However, on Wednesday, the Senate committee in charge of the exercise
announced that the date for people to submit their memoranda had been
extended by nine days.
According to the deputy senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege, who is also
the chairman of the Committee on Constitution Review, the date was
extended at the request of interest groups.
Omo-Agege urged interest groups agitating for state creation to make
sure they reach out to other geo-political zones and lawmakers.
The earlier deadline fixed for the submission of the memoranda,
according to a source from the Senate committee, was meant to have
stopped on “Tuesday or even today (Wednesday).”
With the latest development, the collection of memoranda will continue
till Friday, September 18.