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Monday, June 14, 2021

‘Constitution review should take priority over restructuring’

By Jubril Bada


A youths representative during the Ondo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and other related matters, Mr. Yemi Fasipe, has posited that the ongoing constitution review should take priority over restructuring, saying that it will pave way for the latter.
He was of the opinion that the constitution review should be given priority because it will be easier to achieve than restructuring.
Fasipe, who stated this during a radio programme on CREST FM, Akure explained that restructuring will take a whole process, while constitution review was about legislative process.
According to him, Nigeria as a country that should not be overloaded with issues require gradual process to tackle its problems.
“We should consider constitution review first as it will help us towards the restructuring of the country,” he said
Asked if the implementation and resolution points of the constitution review will see the light of the day, he replied “we are in critical situation and l don’t think why it (implementation/ resolution) should be delayed.
“It should be implemented, if we actually know what we are doing”
The youths representative added that youth inclusiveness in governance and politics was another cogent issue that must not be underrated but taken seriously.
He was optimistic that if the views and contributions of young people invited during the ongoing constitution review in the country were considered, saying that it will go a long way to enhance the development of the country.
While calling for systematic change in the country, he said parts of the constitution which made the system vulnerable be removed and retain those have developmental impacts on the country and its people.

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