Amended Constitution: Lawmakers Say Copy Will Be Transmitted To President Buhari Before Feb.

House of Representatives say the amended constitution will be ready and passed to President Muhammadu Buhari before February.

The Lawmakers, while speaking on the sidelines of the South-West town hall meeting between legislators and their constituents organised by Daria Media and supported by the MacArthur Foundation in Ibadan, Oyo state.

Senator Olubunmi Adetumbi from Ekiti North; Tolu Odebiyi from Ogun West; Kola Balogun from Oyo South; Bamidele Salam from Osun State; and Babajide Obanikoro, who represents the Eti Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos State, participated at the town hall meeting.

Salam assured that the constitution will be amended before the end of this 9th National Assembly. He stated that the South-West wanted devolution of powers and true federalism more than anything.

The Senator added that the creation of more states was dominant for the South-East apart from federalism, while the issue of moving the derivation fund from 13 per cent to 50 per cent was important to the people of the South-South. He also said the policing system would be touched by the amendment.

ON his part Senators Obanikoro from Lagos said many of the constituents did not know the roles of lawmakers, adding that that was why they brought loads of personal problems to them to solve.