The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal on Monday, said the attempts to restructure Nigeria may not be successful without the involvement of the National Assembly
Tambuwal who is also the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum, stated this during the plenary session of the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit themed, ‘Building partnerships for resilience,’ in Abuja.
The Chairman said Nigeria must avoid making another mistake made in 2015 when a powerful effort to amend the constitution by the House of Representatives was rejected at the die minute.
This was held in a statement by the governor’s Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Abubakar Shekara.
According to the statement, Tambuwal discovered that the constitutional conferences advocated by President Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan failed because their intention were not translated into legislation.
Tambuwal who was Speaker of the House of Representatives, during the attempt to amend the constitution in 2015, said, “As it were at the moment, whatever you are going to do about the constitution, has been prescribed by the constitution, how you are going to do it.”
He further said, “So, you cannot go outside of the constitution to amend the constitution, so we better came to terms with this realisation and agree to come together and agree on how best we can work together to achieve what the nation desires.”
The Sokoto Governor spoke alongside Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Funke Opeke; Chief Executive Officer, MainOne and Chidi Ajaere; CEO, The GIG Group in Abuja.