By G9ija

The Senate has extended the closure of submission of memoranda from various interest groups in Nigeria regarding the review of the constitution.

Its committee in charge of the exercise, which made the announcement yesterday in Abuja, shifted the deadline by nine days.

Deputy Senate President and Chairman of the Committee on Constitution Review, Ovie Omo-Agege, explained that the date extension was at the behest of interest groups.

He called on those agitating for state creation to reach out to other geo-political zones and lawmakers.

A source at the committee secretariat said: “We are supposed to stop the collection of memoranda yesterday (Tuesday) or even today (Wednesday) based on the earlier announcement made to Nigerians, but a counter directive has been given that such collection should continue till Friday next week (September 18, 2020) apparently due to pressure being mounted on the committee.”