From Gambo Ahmed, Lafia
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly yesterday supported the amendment of the proposed 1999 constitution by the National Assembly in the interest of peace and for good governance.
The Speaker, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, made the call while receiving ‘Friends of Democracy in Nigeria’ led by Prof.Sam Egwu.
According to him “some of the issues on the proposed constitutional amendment include local government autonomy, independent candidate for election, financial autonomy for state houses of assembly and political age limit for President to be reduced from 40 to 35 years among others”.
He added that the constitutional amendment is a good omen for the country’s democracy, urging Nigerians to give their adequate cooperation and support to the proposed constitution amendment.
“We thank you for the visit and to appreciate your efforts in educating and enlightening stakeholders and other Nigerians on the need to support the constitution amendment for good governance.
“We want to assure Nigerians of our support towards the constitutional amendment as we await the receipt of the documents from the National Assembly and we will study it effectively,” the Speaker assured the visitors.
He also used the medium to call on Nigerians to support government at all levels in the interest of peace and national development.
The speaker restated the commitment of the house to continue to enact laws and pass resolutions that will have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state and Nigeria at large.
Earlier, Prof.Sam Egwu, the leader of the delegation said that their visit was to create awareness and enlighten the members of the house on the need to support the proposed 1999 constitutional amendment.