The Senate on Tuesday set up a 38-member committee to commence a fresh process for the amendment of the 1999 Constitution Amendment.
Announcing the constitution of the committee at plenary in Abuja, Senate President Bukola Saraki said the committee would be headed by Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.
He said that the committee would gather facts from stakeholders across the country as part of the process, and urged the committee to concentrate on issues that would de-emphasise recurrent expenditure.
“With the composition of the committee, the senate has set the stage for the activities leading to the delivery of better governance to our people.
“The work already carried out by the Seventh Senate has made the job of the new committee easier,’’ Saraki said.
He said that the Eighth Senate would make amendment to the Constitution a priority.