There Is Nothing Wrong With 1999 Constitution-Associate Professor

An associate professor, Doctor Samuel Iroye has faulted claims in some quarters that the 1999 constitution is inadequate to address various challenges of nation building facing Nigeria.

Doctor Iroye, who is an Associate Professor of Strategic Studies and Conflict resolution at the National Open University of Nigeria, says there is nothing wrong with the constitution.

The Constitution is now undergoing amendment by the National Assembly, following security challenges and several agitations by separatist forces.

But the associate professor, appearing on a Rockcity FM Programme: ’Daybreak Show” says the existing clauses in the constitution are adequate to address all the challenges.

According to him, the major challenge is the lack of political will by political leaders to faithfully implement the provisions of the constitution.

Iroye also faulted the ongoing agitation for restructuring of the country, saying the agitators are yet to explain what they want to be restructure.

He explains that even if Nigeria return to the 1963 Constitution, as it is being demanded in some sections of the country, there will still be fresh agitation on how it is being implemented.

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