The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on constitution review, on Thursday, said that it was ready to hit the ground running on the exercise, saying that it had already got nine referral bills from the House and received about 50 memoranda from members of the public.
The ad hoc committee, headed by the deputy speaker, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha, added that from all the memoranda received, the clamour for state creation topped the chart.
The committee, however, said that it had not received any memoranda from the other two arms of government, the executive and the judiciary.
In a press briefing at the National Assembly on Thursday, the chairman, sub-committee on media of the committee, Honourable Ezuiche Ubani, said the committee was set to embark on a retreat to map out its action plan.
According to him, “at the last count, we received about 49 to 50 memoranda from across the country, on the various sections of the constitution they wish to be amended. We are looking at them right now and we are expecting that more people will send in theirs.”
He added that, “like in the past, we expect the executive to send in its proposals on areas of interest just as we expect the judiciary to sent in theirs so that we can take all of them along to the retreat.
“From the memoranda we have received so far, state creation appeared to have more proposals than other requests for amendment.”
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