Constitutional Review: We’ll Ensure Every Voice is Heard, Kalu Promises

•Pledges to deliver in 24 months

Juliet Akoje in Abuja

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, has said equal opportunities would be accorded all Nigerians to contribute their quota to the ongoing efforts to shape Nigeria’s future.

The deputy speaker, who doubles as the Chairman of the House Committee on Constitution Review, gave the assurance while delivering his opening remarks at the inauguration of the  Committee in Abuja, yesterday.

Kalu said the committee would work diligently to realise its mandate within a reasonable timeframe.

“Thus, the call to action is clear, and the pathway forward is illuminated by the principles of dialogue, advocacy, participation, unity, and inclusivity.

“Let us heed the voices of our fellow citizens, from all walks of life, and engage in open, inclusive, and transparent dialogue on constitutional reform. Let us bridge divides, build consensus, and forge a common vision for the future of Nigeria.

“We must advocate tirelessly for change, holding our elected representatives accountable and demanding accountability at every turn. Participation is not merely a right; it is a sacred duty bestowed upon us as citizens of this great nation.

“I call upon everyone of you to actively participate in the constitutional reform process, to lend your voices, ideas, and expertise to craft a constitution that reflects the values and aspirations of all Nigerians.

“The Constitution Review Committee of the 10th National Assembly stands ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

“Leveraging the power of technology, social media, and inclusive engagement, we will ensure that every voice is heard, every perspective is considered, and every citizen is empowered to participate in the shaping of our nation’s future,” he said.

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