Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that the upper chamber will hit the ground running with the composition of the Constitution Review Committee in a week’s time.
He was speaking on Monday while fielding questions from members of the Senate Press Corps who paid him a visit to felicitate with him on turning sixty-one recently. The senate resumes from its recess today.
When asked when the Senate would constitute the Constitution Review Committee, he said, “It is going to be very soon, either this week or next week because the time is ripe and right for us to reconstitute the committee and then it starts to work immediately.
“We have made some referrals already, and traditionally everybody knows that since 1999 when the Constitution Review Committee started to be formed in the National Assembly, in the Senate, it is the Deputy Senate President that Chairs the Committee.
“In the House, it is the Deputy Speaker and this is not going to change. We will maintain the tradition and we have a Deputy Senate President who is versed and an erudite lawyer who played an important role in the last National Assembly as a member of the committee on INEC and Constitution Review Committee.”
He disclosed that the Upper Chamber, upon resumption, will adjourn till Wednesday in accordance with its tradition to honour the demise of a member of the House of Representatives, Muhammadu Gawo, representing Garki/Babura Federal Constituency in Jigawa State, who passed away in Dubai during the Christmas break.
“Tomorrow (Tuesday), it is going to be a sober moment for us, the House of Representatives lost a member from Jigawa State.
“So, it is customary that we Honour the late member of the House of Representatives, therefore, the Senate and I believe the House too, will simply suspend all parliamentary activities till Wednesday,” Lawan said.