– For the international community to recognise Nigeria and give it its proper place in the global scene, the nation must be united
– Governor Abdullahi Ganduje made this vital remark on Wednesday, June 2, during the opening of the constitution review process in Kano
– The Kano governor advised Nigeria to place love, unity, and patriotism above all other considerations
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Kano – Governor Abdullahi Gnaduje at the commencement of the public hearing for review of the constitution in Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, and Katsina, spoke on the expectations of the international community from Nigeria.
The Kano governor noted:
“When we are united, we will not only remain stronger but a lot more recognized by the global community.”
He assured citizens of his administration’s full support for the ongoing process that should result in the amendment of the 1999 document for a better Nigeria.
Ganduje, therefore, urged all and sundry to prioritise love, unity, and a common national interest in their contribution to the exercise.
Femi Gbajabiamila reveals failings of 1999 constitution
Meanwhile, Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives, had said that the 1999 Nigerian constitution was incapable of addressing and solving some pressing national issues.
Gbajabiamila, in a statement made available to Legit.ng, through his media aide, Lanre Lasisi, noted that since the said constitution was written hurriedly only in a bid to end the military regime and give birth to a lasting democratic system, the document falls short of the standard needed to reflect the collective dreams of citizens.
“… the 1999 Constitution is the product of a hurried national compromise that we entered into two decades ago in order to ensure that the military returned to the barracks and that we returned to democratic government.”
The speaker of the lower chamber said the foregoing, therefore, necessitates the ongoing constitutional review exercise, adding that all Nigerians are expected to actively participate in the process.