1 June 2021 By Josiah Buzun
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has advocated for stiff penalties against anyone found guilty of abusing the Constitution , so as to protect its sanctity as the highest instrument of Power.
Goovernor Lalong stated this at the Public Hearing organised by the House of Representatives Special Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution for the North Central Zone held in Jos, Plateau State.
Governor Lalong observed that beyond amending the Constitution, Nigerians must also take greater intrest in how the Constitution is implemented to avoid abuses that might lead to agitations for amendment.
He said if and when the Constitution is reviewed, no one should be allowed to live above or beneath it by those in power or anyone saddled with the priviledge of implementing any part of it.
Chairman House of Representatives Committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution and Deputy Speaker House of Representatives Ahmed Idris Wase said the committee was conducting the exercise with an open mind and would collate all positions of Nigerians for futher consideration by the National Assembly.
The Attorneys General and Commissioners of Justice from Benue State Michael Gusa his counterpart from Nassarawa Abdulkarim Kana and that of Plateau Chris Ahmadu made submissions.
In an address on behalf of his colleagues, the speaker Benue State House of Assembly Titus Ubah expressed support for the process, which he said would be better for the Country.