At least 25 out of the 36 state assemblies have concurred with the National Assembly on some amendments to the constitution. Senator Bukola Saraki, president of Senate, said this on his Facebook page. Saraki lauded the state assemblies, ordinary citizens and civil society groups, among others, for their unexpected “level of support and participation”.
He described the passage of the amendments by the state assemblies as “a pat on the back of legislators at both the Federal and State levels — because it shows that with the right vision and follow-through, we can achieve ANYTHING as a nation”, he said.
Saraki said the development was another promise made and kept by the current National Assembly, adding “it further demonstrates that despite our differences politicians from various walks of life and various parties can still come together to get things done”.
“Moving forward, I cannot wait to receive the #ConstitutionReview documents at the National Assembly, so that we can move forward with the process of getting them assented and cemented in the laws of our great Federal Republic.”
Moreover, the president of Senate said the two federal parliament – the senate and the house of representatives – will review the amendments despite initially disagreeing.