There is Nothing Wrong with Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution – Agabi


A former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Kanu Agabi, SAN, has declared that there is nothing wrong with Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution.

Agabi spoke on Monday at the National Conference 2023 of the Forum of Former Deputy Governors of Nigeria, FFDGN, in Abuja.

The erstwhile Justice Minister emphasized the need for the nation to begin to respect the Constitution and called for a National Integration Commission.

According to him, “There are some of us who feel that the Constitution is an invalid document, it is illegitimate, and that it is a product of the Military. That is a wrong position. We have a constitution and must observe it.

“There is nothing wrong with our Constitution. Even if it is a broken-down vehicle, it is the vehicle that we have.

“However good the Constitution is, it is not a self-enforcing document; it requires good people to enforce it. It is not intended to be a perfect document. The nation must begin to respect the Constitution.

“We should have a National Integration Commission. Once a nation adopts a presidential system of government, unity is no longer optional.

“I appeal to the Federal Government to come to terms with people who dissent this administration. We have hope, we shall get there”.

On his part, the Chairman of the FFDGN, Chris Akomas, spoke on the need for all sectors to rally around to ensure the country’s progress.

Akomas, a former Deputy Governor in Abia, noted that Nigeria needs all Nigerians’ input to function.



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