GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday, declared open a two-day Zonal Public Hearing of the House of Representatives Committee on Constitution Review for Enugu, Anambra and Ebonyi States, reiterating his administration’s support for unequivocal and unwavering commitment to an egalitarian Nigeria where justice, fairness, equity and inclusiveness shall be functional directive principle of state policy.
Declaring open the House of Representatives Committee’s Zonal Public Hearing in Enugu, the governor further enjoined all relevant institutions, civil society organisations, stakeholders and the entire Enugu State citizens to stand up and be counted in this important national discussion.
While welcoming members of the Committee to Enugu State, Gov. Ugwuanyi extended his administration’s fraternal compliments to the leader of the team, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives and Member, representing Aninri-Awgu-Oji River Federal Constituency, Toby Okechukwu, and other illustrious representatives from Enugu State, Ofor Chukwuegbo and Nnoli Nnaji.
Earlier in his address, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Toby Okechukwu on behalf of the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila and the Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the House Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution, Idris Wase, welcomed Gov. Ugwuanyi and the other participants to the event.
He said that the Committee was in the South East for a serious business of ensuring that the aspirations of the people of the geo-political zone are captured in the on-going constitution review exercise.
It will be recalled that Gov. Ugwuanyi had during the Zonal Public Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution held in Enugu last week declared the state government’s support to amend the Constitution of Nigeria that will enhance the nation’s unity and prosperity in an environment where justice, equity and fairness shall prevail.