The Deputy Senate President and Chairman, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said plans to amend the constitution were disrupted as a result of the the coronavirus pandemic.
The Senator disclosed this in a new year message titled, “New Year: We must not give in to despair – Omo-Agege’, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga.
However, Senator Omo-Agege, who represents Delta Central Senatorial District, said the votes for the amendment will be taken in a not too distant time.
In his words, “The Coronavirus pandemic disrupted our earlier plans to have the constitution alteration bills voted on sometime in December last year. Consequently, we will have those votes taken on each of these bills separately in a not too distant time.
“I firmly believe that we are on course to true greatness. Let us keep hope alive as we renew our collective resolve to ensure that the dreams and labour of our heroes past are transformed into a better future for succeeding generations.”
The Senator called on all Nigerians to stand together in love by supporting the government to surmount the current challenges.