The Senator representing Lagos Central in the National Assembly, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, says the only way to move the country forward is to enact a constitution that would originate from the people whose rights it seeks to protect.
She disclosed this yesterday while delivering an address at the fourth edition of her Senatorial District’s Quarterly Town Hall Meeting, held at the Eko Club, Surulere in Lagos .
Tinubu noted that Nigerians from various sectors, have over the years agitated a review of the constitution, maintaining that the 1999 constitution that the country operates today is still a legacy of the military, “and it falls short of some democratic ideals,” adding that the constitution is a very important document that should originate from the people, saying that her party, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), is a grassroots party, which believes that democracy can be deepened if there is collective participation.
“I welcome useful feedbacks and suggestions in this regard. I urge you all, as groups and individuals to take active interest in this issue and mobilise support for the pro-people and progressive changes being championed by our party.
“Evolving challenges in Nigeria clearly indicates that at this critical juncture in our history, we must collectively strive to achieve genuine change. Today, our country is grappling with the looming dangers of worsening crime rates, insecurity, unemployment and other indices of underdevelopment,” she said.
The Senator stressed that more than ever before, Nigerians must strongly emphasise the need for everyone to collectively rise up and play a part to achieve positive change and development.
According to her, “the manifestations of underdevelopment in Nigeria today are visible in the areas of inadequate access to job opportunities, healthcare, power, potable water, food, education, housing and so on. Its negative effects affect every member of the society; that is part of the reasons why all citizens must shun apathy and get more involved.