Reps To Deliver New Constitution By December 2025

The House of Representatives has scheduled the delivery of a new constitution for the country by December 2025. This announcement was made during the pre-inaugural meeting of the Constitution Review Committee in Abuja, as disclosed by the House Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu, who also serves as the committee’s chairman.

Kalu emphasized the commitment to establishing a realistic timeline for completing the constitutional review, marking the sixth occasion the National Assembly has undertaken the amendment of the nation’s constitution.

He said that the review would be the sixth time that the National Assembly would embark on the amendment of the nation’s constitution.

The deputy speaker added that the committee was aware of the challenges of insecurity and economic difficulties confronting it, adding that since 2010 the National Assembly had made landmark changes to the constitution since the military regime ended in 1999.

He listed some of the amendments made to the constitution to include judicial reform, electoral reforms and moving certain responsibilities of government from the exclusive to the constituent list.

Kalu said some reviews such as additional seats for women to be in the National Assembly and diaspora voting, among others were not passed by the parliament after the last amendment

“We hope we will get it right this time,” he stated.

The committee will be inaugurated on February 26.