Our Constitution Must Cater To Inclusiveness And Unity Among Nigerians – Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila
Femi Gbajabiamila
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has come out to say that the leadership and the followership of Nigeria cannot keep seeing every criticism or political action as a product of ethnic consideration.

He recently revealed this while delivering the keynote address at the 112th Founder’s Lecture of the King’s College Old Boys Association (KCOBA) today.

According to him, the House is working on ensuring the ongoing constitution amendment produces a document that entrenches inclusiveness and unity among Nigerians.

He added that the House will also work on mechanisms for holding the institutions of state accountable while ending the debilitating conflicts that continue to tear Nigeria apart.

His words, “We did it through citizens moving from one end of the country to another, acquiring education, building businesses, making friends, falling in love, and marrying. We did it through the joy of shared victories and the mourning of communal loss.”

“We took ownership of our country by sacrificing blood, sweat and tears to secure democratic governance and make Nigeria into a place where grand visions can be made real by determined effort and where hope can thrive. As in the words of our old national anthem, we have made of this nation where ‘though tribes and tongue may differ in brotherhood we stand.”

“Nigeria belongs to all of us in equal measure. The creation of this union was divinely ordained. Therefore, it is our sacred duty as citizens of this great country to identify the purpose of this divine creation and give ourselves to those activities that will make real the divine purpose of our national union.”

“In the House of Representatives, we are currently in the process of a substantive review of our nation’s constitution. Our objective is to deliver a constitution that more effectively organises our politics to make it more inclusive, enshrine efficient mechanisms for holding the institutions of state to account and put an end to the debilitating conflicts that continue to tear our nation apart.”

“We will not produce a perfect constitution; no such thing has ever existed in the world. However, together we can, by the choices we make and our actions, use our constitution as the foundational document of our nationhood to give life to the best promise of Nigeria.”

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