President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has implored upon Parliament to ensure the completion of the constitutional review process within its term.
In his first address to a joint session of the Federal Parliament, Farmaajo said the tenth parliament had the onus of taking the mantle from the ninth parliament and completing the process. The ninth parliament, the president observed was faced with political challenges stalling the review process.
“The ninth parliament started something which you now have to finish. The many political challenges they had to deal with made it difficult for them to finish in time. Now you as the tenth parliament have these four years to complete the responsibilities including the review process ahead,” the president said.
The President who was also seeking parliamentary approval for his Prime Minister pick Hassan Ali Khaire called on parliament to pass necessary laws critical to preparing the country for the 2020 one person one vote elections.
He singled out laws on federalization, elections and citizenship laws noting these will precede the nationwide voter registration exercise.