by crossriverwatch admin
Hon. Ambassador Nkoyo Toyo, Member Representing Calabar-Odukpani Federal Constituency and Member of the Constitutional Reform Committee of the House of representatives has drawn attention to the need for Cross Riverians particularly persons in Calabar and Odukpani Federal Constituency to put together their thoughts for the soon to be held town hall meeting on Constitutional Reforms.
The modalities for the meeting are being worked out and it is expected to take place in Calabar on the 10th of November 2012.
To guide the thinking of members of her constituency, she is drawing attention to some of the highlights of the process so far.
Many of the contributions so far made are aimed at changing policy formulation and addressing areas where neglect has contributed immensely to putting the nation in its current declined socio-economic and political development.
Determined to change the tide, the on-going constitution amendment exercise is seen as a useful opportunity for all the citizens to ensure that their voices are heard.
Some of the issues to be addressed by the on-going Constitutional reform process and which people have identified or submitted memos for include-
Devolution of powers, creation of more states and local governments, recognition of the six geo-political zones in the constitution, role of traditional rulers, Local Governments, Removal of Land Use Act, NYSC Act and code of conduct from the constitution, Fiscal federalism, Immunity clause, Nigeria Police, Judiciary, Executive, rotation of executive offices, gender and special groups, Mayoral status for the FCT, Residency and indigene provisions, electoral reform etc.
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