Senate Set To Amend The 1999 Constitution

Senate says it will on the first of next month vote on bills to amend the nineteen-ninety-nine Constitution.

It says there are about seventy of such bills and a report to that effect will be presented to the Senate today for adoption.

Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman Senate Committee on Review of the Constitution, Ovie Omo-Agege, who disclosed this, urged all senators to be present to facilitate the voting exercise.

According to him, the voting requires a very large number of senators to be present because some of the bills would not be passed if the chamber fails to muster, at least, two-third majority votes.

It was learnt that the most controversial among the bills to be voted on include those seeking creation of state police and financial autonomy for local governments.