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Constitution Review Should Address Issues Promoting Possible Division of Nigeria – Governor Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has called on Nigerians to ensure that everything promoting possible division of the country is addressed in the ongoing nationwide National Assembly Constitution review.

Umahi stated this during the House of Representatives Special Committee on the Nigeria Constitution Review Held in Enugu on Wednesday.

Governor Dave Umahi who was represented by the state Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe while making remarks acknowledged that the Nigeria 1999 Constitution as amended is a document that is full of imperfections describing it as being imposed on entire Nigerians.

In his remark, he  advocated  for the creation of state police and devolution of power to the states

The governor also proposed that the socio-economic rights captured in chapter two of the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended is a section that must be adopted wholeheartedly and entirely which he said  would take care of the socio-economic rights of Nigerians

He further spoke on the increasing insecurity in the South-East geopolitical zone, brain drain in the zone and quest to attract investors in the southeast.

Umahi maintained that the recent restiveness in the South-East zone had driven investors away from the zone, and called on the youths to embrace peace.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Special Committee on Constitution Review, Toby Okechukwu in a remark noted that almost all the states in Nigeria are running state police.

Okechukwu noted that it is in the best interest of all Nigerians to legalize state police arguing that both neighbourhood watch, Regional Security Networks like Ebube Agu in South-East  or Amotekun  Southwest are not far from state police.

Devolution of power and state police are among key recommendations that have been submitted to the Constitution Review Committee.

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