Jang Stresses The Need For Amendment Of 1999 Constitution

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Plateau State Governor, Jonah David Jang has stressed that the amendment of the 1999 Constitution should be done in such a way that will favour the generality of Nigerians.

The Governor gave the advised yesterday  in Jos, at a stakeholders meeting, comprising Senators and Representatives of the State in the National Assembly, State Legislative, State Executive Council members, Local Government Chairmen, and leaders of political parties which took place at the Presidential lodge, Rayfield, Jos.
Governor Jang emphasized that the common interest of the state and its people should form the basis of submission by the stakeholders in the build up to the amendment of the Constitution by the National Assembly.
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The Governor also challenged the stakeholders to see that the amendment of the Constitution is an opportunity for them to defend the interest of the State at the same to come up with an enduring constitution for the country.

He commended members of the National Assembly for wide consultations with their constituents toward the amendment, and called on them to shun the temptations of making selfish submissions which are not in line with the common goal of preserving the state for future generations.

Governor Jang also tasked the stakeholders to work for the peace and stability of the State, especially in ensuring that normally is restored not only in the state but the country.

Responding, on behalf of the National Assembly members, Sen. Joshua Dariye promised that the interest of the State will be their priority.

Senator Dariye added that the search for lasting peace in the State should not be left for the government alone and call on all citizen of the State to see themselves as peace brokers.

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