Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution is full of flaws – Association of Muslim Lawyers

The Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria, MULAN, has stated that there are many flaws and shortcomings in the current 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The National Chairman of MULAN, Dr. Kazeem Olajide Olaniyan, made the statement at a press conference to preface the 15th Annual General Conference of the association on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Olaniyan stressed that Nigeria needs a homegrown constitution that will address the current challenges facing the country.

According to him, the 1999 Constitution was drafted during military rule and has many flaws and flaws.

He noted that home-grown will address the current problems facing the country.

Olaniyan further asserted that the theme of the conference, “National Development: The New Dynamics and Nuances,” was chosen to provide solutions to the country’s problems.

He also used the medium to appeal to the government to address the issue of fuel scarcity, food crisis and inflation in the country.

“Any constitution Nigeria must have must be homegrown. What we have now was drafted by the military.

“There are so many flaws and shortcomings in the 1999 Constitution.

“Removing the oil subsidy will affect us all, coupled with inflation. We are now experiencing fuel shortages.

“If we blame the government right now, there are so many things that we as people also cause. We also call on the government to address the problem of food insecurity.”