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Legal Practitioner Calls For Restructuring Of Nigerian Constitution

Channels Television  
Updated April 30, 2014

A Lawyer, Liborous Oshomah has called for the restructuring of the 1999 Constitution to enable the country move forward and attain  “True Federalism” as practiced by the United States of Americavlcsnap-2014-04-30-09h25m22s96

He said that restructuring has to start from the constitution to ensure that power starts from the grassroots to the top and not from the top to the bottom.

Speaking on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr. Oshomah said that most of the issues surfacing at the ongoing National Conference are issues of revenue control and fiscal federalism,”most of these people sit in the confines of their houses without doing the work they are elected to do but rather dictating how revenues would be shared”, he said.

Mr. Oshomah emphasized the need for the constitution to be restructured, which he said is affecting the progress of the nation adding that the percentage of delegates clamoring for change are less while the ones enjoying the system are the same people that were selected to attend the conference.

He further stated that these recommendations made by the delegates at the end of the conference may not be achieved “some of these recommendations made at the end of the conference when given to the president, the president may say it would be used when the need arises which may lead to  waste of billions on just recommendation, he stressed.

Mr. Oshomah questioned the agenda of the delegates who are negotiating for revenue instead of negotiating for true federalism.