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Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo was at the Senate to witness the voting process 

The wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo is at the Senate to witness the voting process on the 68 proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution.

Mrs Osinbajo was accompanied to the Senate chamber by the Minister of Women Affairs, Paulin Tallen, Director General of Women Development Centre and other women leaders. 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan who welcomed the Vice President’s wife commended women for showing interest in the constitutional development of the country. 

Recall that the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari was, last Tuesday, at the National Assembly to observe the laying of the report of Ad hoc Committee on the 1999 Constitution Review.

Mrs Buhari was accompanied by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and a delegation of Nigerian women to the parliament.

They were in the parliament to show support for a bill to have more female parliamentarians at the federal and state legislatures and other provisions that deal with women’s issues. 

In the meantime, the House of Representatives has begun the consideration of the sixty-eight reports aiming to amend some sections of the constitution.

The reports which were laid on the floor by the special ad-hoc committee led by the Deputy Speaker Ahmed Wase is to be considered clause by clause to suit the yearnings of Nigerians.

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila who presided at the plenary urged members to vote their conscience for the good of the people.

He added that two thirds of lawmakers are required to enable seamless voting.

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