Tuesday, June 28, 2011

National Assembly to review constitution, revenue formula

28 June 2011

 WHAT to expect from the seventh National Assembly emerged yesterday as the Senate unveiled its agenda for Nigerians in the new dispensation.

When full legislative business begins, the National Assembly will again for the second time in less than two years amend the 1999 Constitution to address growing agitations against some perceived grey areas in the foremost national legal document.

Only last week, South-West senators, after a meeting on emerging national issues, declared the constitution as outdated.

Before now, the legislature had been beating its chest for amending the constitution.

But yesterday, Senate President David Mark hinted that constitution and the controversial revenue sharing formula would top the work of the Senate.

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