Published February 24, 2021
John Alechenu , Abuja
PROMINENT Nigerian civil rights activists working as members of the Constitution Drafting / Coordinating Committee of the People ’s Constitutional Dialogue , initiated by the National Consultative Front , on Tuesday , said , a draft of the proposed people ’ s constitution would be ready by December 2021 .
Members of the NCFront, who are driving the process include a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na ’aba , a prof . of Economics , Pat Utomi ; prominent Nigerian lawyers and civil rights activists , Femi Falana ( SAN ) , Olisa Agbakoba , and Mike Ozekhome Awolowo Dosumu and Hakeem Baba -Ahmed among others .
The NC Front said it inaugurated the initiative to save and rescue Nigeria from the precipice, nationwide insecurity and ethnic/ civil anarchy.
This was contained in a statement titled , ‘ Ghali Na’ aba , Pat Utomi , Olisa Agbakoba , Baba Ahmed , Awolowo Dosunmu , Mike Ozekhome , Femi Falana , Najatu Mohammed, Other NC Front Leaders of Conscience launch People ’ s Constitution Dialogue to rescue Nigeria from the brink civil anarchy ,’ signed by the Head , Public Affairs Bureau of the NC Front , Dr . Tanko Yunusa, in Abuja .
The statement read in part , “ The Constitution Drafting Committee and Coordinating Committee of the People ’s Constitutional Dialogue initiated by Leaders of Conscience under the auspices of the National Consultative Front , to save and rescue Nigeria from the precipice and brink of nationwide insecurity and ethnic/ civil anarchy was launched today in Nigeria
“ The ceremony, which held both physically and virtually in the light of the second wave of COVID -19 pandemic ravaging the world was flagged off by NC Front Co -Chairpersons , Rt Hon Ghali Umar Na ’aba and Prof Pat Utomi , who charged the Committee to work assiduously to make the Draft People ’s Constitution of Nigeria available by December 2021 . ”