Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution full of flaws – Muslim lawyers association

The Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria, MULAN, has declared that there are many defects and flaws in the current 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

MULAN National President, Dr Kazeem Olajide Olaniyan, made this declaration while addressing a press conference to herald the 15th annual general conference of the association on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Olaniyan stressed that Nigeria needs a homegrown Constitution that will address the current challenges facing the country.

According to him, the 1999 Constitution was drafted during the military rule and has many defects and flaws.

He noted that a homegrown will address the current problems the country is facing.

Olaniyan while speaking further, maintained that the theme of the conference, ‘National Development: The new dynamics and nuances’, was chosen so as to provide solutions to the country’s problems.

He also used the medium to appeal to the government to address the issue of fuel scarcity, food crisis and inflation in the country.

“Any Constitution Nigeria must have must be homegrown. What we have now was drafted by the military.

“There are so many defects and flaws in the 1999 constitution.

“Removal of subsidy of petroleum has effect on all of us coupled with inflation. We are now experiencing fuel scarcity.

“As we speak, if we are blaming the government, there are so many things we as people are also causing. We are also calling on the government to address the problem of food insecurity.”

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