By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday gave a hint that the report of Constitution Amendment Committee headed by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, will be ready when the red chamber resumes plenary in September, after its annual vacation which commenced in July.
In a happy Islamic new year message issued yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ola Awonoyi, Lawan said to ensure that the report is ready, the various Senate standing Committees have continued their works despite their annual summer vacation.
“It is noteworthy that our various committees are continuing their work despite our annual summer vacation. This will ensure that reports on issues like the review of the 1999 Constitution are ready for consideration as soon as plenary resumes after the vacation,” Lawan said.
Speaking further, Lawan assured Nigerians that as lawmakers, the senators will continue to work to make the country better for all its people and to leave an enduring legacy for future generations.
“The ninth National Assembly will continue to provide legislative interventions in line with our Legislative Agenda, which we carefully developed towards taking our country to the Next Level in its determined march to greatness and prosperity”, Lawan said.
While felicitating with Muslim Ummah as they join the rest of the Islamic World in marking the commencement of the Islamic New Year, 1443 AH, Lawan said it is appropriate to use the occasion to thank the Almighty Allah for the privilege He mercifully granted them to witness the New year.
According to him, “This is a privilege for us as individuals and as a Community of the Faithful and deserves our gratitude to Allah.
“As we begin the New Year, I enjoin us all not to relent in living in accordance with the injunctions of our Faith and in our prayers for peace in our country and the world over.
“We should continue to fervently seek the intervention of Allah in our affairs as we seek an end to the challenges facing our country and time.”
The Senate President reassured Nigerians that the Ninth Assembly will always strive to meet their expectations, even as he wished fellow Muslims a Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.