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Review of 1999 Constitution Is A Panacea to Indivisible Nigeria – Osun Speaker

Review of 1999 Constitution Is A Panacea to Indivisible Nigeria – Osun Speaker
  • PublishedJune 2, 2021


The Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, RT. Hon. Timothy Owoeye has called for the review of 1999 constitution and proactive restructuring of Nigeria for peaceful coexistence of all tribes in the country.

The Speaker also identified tribalism and corruption as the bane of policy implementation in Nigeria.

Owoeye in a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Alabi after a courtesy visit by the management of National Institute for Policy Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos to the Assembly in Osogbo condemned tribalism, nepotism and corruption of political office holders and public at large.

The Speaker also called for the inclusion of people at the grassroots in designing policies and implementation, noting that implementors of the policies are not sincere to the nation.

He said, “the current state of our nation is not what our founding fathers envisioned and we must collectively come together to address the ills bedeviling us.

“for us as legislators, we have dedicated ourselves to nation-building through the quality of our legislation and legislative duties, Osun Assembly was also fully represented at the constitution review in Akure because we believe in the urgent need to review our guiding principle, the 1999 constitution.

“it is time for us to be proactive and not reactive, we must listen to the yearnings of the citizenry and quickly prefer solutions rather than leaving it to Fester and snowball into a fully-fledged crisis”.

Some of the lawmakers at the meeting urged everyone to eschew politics of bitterness, community conflict and corruption for better society.

They advised governments on proper implementation of security, education, economy and electoral policies as well as Independence of each Arm of Government.

Earlier, the leader of the team and Acting Director of Studies, Dr. Nasirudeen Usman said the aims of the tour was to look into challenges facing policy implementation in the country.

He noted that the establishment of the centre since 1979 has opened for research and other important issues in Nigeria.

According to him, “The major concerns of the team is about policy implementation in the country”.

He commended the state government under the leadership of Mr. Gboyega Oyetola on developmental policy implementation in Osun.

He noted that major critical issue needs to be brought out at the end of visit.

He said, “The team has ten years development plan for the country.”

He solicited for the support of every stakeholder to make the policy implementation successful for all.

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