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Gov Uzodimma optimistic about constitution review

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state has appealed to the people of the southeast to take advantage of the ongoing public hearing by the senate to alter some sections of the Nigerian Constitution to address the issue of equity and fairness agitating their minds.

Declaring the Imo and Abia States public hearing open in Owerri, Governor Hope Uzodimma noted that the people of the south do not need secession rather they were more interested in a just Nigeria where equal rights and justice reign supreme.

Governor Uzodimma expressed the optimism that constitutional issues such as the rotational presidency, state police, devolution of power, resource control and indigeneship in a state after ten years of residency would be addressed by the ongoing exercise.

The Chairman of the public hearing committee for Imo and Abia states and Chief Whip of the Senate Dr Orji Uzor Kalu gave an assurance that issues canvassed by participants and memoranda received would be given fair consideration by the National Assembly.

Dr Uzor Kalu who read the address of the Chairman Senate Committee on constitution review and Deputy Senate President Chief Ovie Omo Agege said the time had come for the people to have input in the document governing their affairs and called on Nigerians to have faith in the process.

Some of the participants at the event canvassed abolition of land use act, retaining national minimum wage in the exclusive list and making the office of the Accountant General of the Federation as well as that of the states Independent to check corruption among others.

Chinazo Ilechukwu

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