The Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) has resumes it Weekly Subject Experts’ Presentation after the long break. The presentation was held at Hall C, TY Buratai Block, NARC, Abuja. There was just one presentation made by the Subject Expert covering South America and the Caribbean.
The presentation was made by Brigadier General Musa Ibrahim, a Subject Expert for South America and the Caribbean. His presentation discussed the persistent division in the vote on the New Constitution in Chile arising from an anti-government demonstration that started in 2019, demanding the replacement of the military constitution introduced in 1980. This division crumbled the high sense of optimism about the change, giving way to a high sense of uncertainty as opinion polls suggest Chileans vote against the brand new constitutional text. This dwindling support according to analyst is partly on the fact that Chileans have been forced to deal with other more pressing realities.
General Ibrahim related this to the Nigerian constitutional change. He stated that the constitution has perpetually been under amendments from the Clifford constitution and the popular 1999 constitution has proven incapable to tackle the issues of national development. He highlighted some of the issues that have served as a drawback and finally give recommendations on how they can be addressed.
Present at the briefing was the Director of Research, management staff, Senior Research Fellows and Research Fellows, Consultants, senior officers, and additional staff of the Centre.