Resource Control: Experts Call For Urgent Constitutional Review

                                

Experts across the globe who attended the Humboldt Kolleg Conference held at University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) have advocated urgent constitutional review in Nigeria to end resource control conflicts.

The specialist conference of Von Humboldt Fellows, which was convened by the Director, BIC Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies and Research, UNN, Prof. Egodi Uchendu, was attended by Fellows of the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, scholars, security personnel, policy makers and students.

A communique issued at the end of the three-day conference at the weekend, stated that there was disconnect between policy development and implementation in Nigeria, which has led to a poor management of resources resulting to conflicts.

It said: “Nigeria should have an established system of constitutional review to create the opportunity for the different communities to be guaranteed their rights of nationhood and aspirations for self-determination.

“This is in order to have sustainable security in the spirit of implementing human security needs as the most appropriate means of guaranteeing peace, security and prosperity for Nigerians within the existing legal framework.

“The issues of the political, economic and social formations of Nigeria should be revisited to proffer the most appropriate means for good governance of Nigeria such that sustainable development should be equitably spread in the country.

The communique also called for a more robust attention to be given to states in northern Nigeria to arrest the threat posed by the climate change that instigated

Experts across the globe who attended the Humboldt Kolleg Conference held at University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) have advocated urgent constitutional review in Nigeria to end resource control conflicts.

The specialist conference of Von Humboldt Fellows, which was convened by the Director, BIC Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies and Research, UNN, Prof. Egodi Uchendu, was attended by Fellows of the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, scholars, security personnel, policy makers and students.

A communique issued at the end of the three-day conference at the weekend, stated that there was disconnect between policy development and implementation in Nigeria, which has led to a poor management of resources resulting to conflicts.

It said: “Nigeria should have an established system of constitutional review to create the opportunity for the different communities to be guaranteed their rights of nationhood and aspirations for self-determination.

“This is in order to have sustainable security in the spirit of implementing human security needs as the most appropriate means of guaranteeing peace, security and prosperity for Nigerians within the existing legal framework.

“The issues of the political, economic and social formations of Nigeria should be revisited to proffer the most appropriate means for good governance of Nigeria such that sustainable development should be equitably spread in the country.

The communique also called for a more robust attention to be given to states in northern Nigeria to arrest the threat posed by the climate change that instigated

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