Abuja, (An24)- The Senate has demanded the report of the 2014 National Constitutional Conference (NCC) with a view to studying it, and give parliamentary backings to the resolutions passed and adopted at the talk shop.
The decision of the Senate to request for the report was a fallout of a lengthy debate by Senators on the state of the nation vis a vis the controversy generated by the quit notice issued on all Igbos residing in the north by a coalition of Arewa youth groups.
The northern youths were angry about the persistent demand for the creation of state of Biafra by some section of Igbo people who felt the ethnic group is being marginalised in the country.
The threat and counter-threat being issued by several ethnic leaning groups was put up for debate by the Senate today, with a resolution taken that Nigeria remains a united and indivisible nation.
The motion titled “the need for National Unity and Peaceful Coexistence in Nigeria ” was sponsored by 105 Senators led by the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan.
The Senate as part of its resolution, agreed that the implementation of the National Constitutional Conference report might hold the elusive solution to the myriad of problems confronting the nation.
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa moved the motion for the request of the Constitutional conference report while proposing amendment to the original prayers attached to the main motion, while it was seconded by Senator Solomon Adeola-Olamilekan.
It received a resounding “Aye” voice vote when Senator Ike Ekweremadu who presided over the plenary put the motion to vote.