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NASS TO PUBLISH GUIDELINES ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT SOON - EKWEREMADU

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The guidelines on the amendment of the 1999 Constitution will be published within the next few days, Chairman of the National Assembly Constitution Amendment Committee, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, has said.

Ikweremadu announced this during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.

'Very shortly, maybe in the next few days we are going to publish the list of the issues we intend to tackle in this round of the constitutional review.

'Once we publish them, we will hold a press conference to add flesh to the bones that we are going to enumerate as the items for consideration during this period.'

He restated the commitment of the Upper Chamber to sustain partnership with the media to ensure the overall success of the process.

'We have started the process of constitutional amendment and it is going to require dissemination of a lot of information to the people. The only way we can achieve that is to partner with journalists.

'So I'll use this opportunity again to appeal to you that as we go forward you'll continue to support us to sustain this friendship.'

Ekweremadu, who is also the Deputy Senate President, said plans were underway by the National Institute of Legislative Studies to organise capacity training for journalists covering the National Assembly. (NAN)