- The date for the National Assembly meeting has been fixed as Tuesday, August 14
- The announcement was made by the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Yussuff Lasun, on Thursday, August 9
- Lasun said that the agenda will majorly revolve around the presidency's budget request to fund INEC’s operations for the 2019 polls
The deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Yussuff Lasun, on Thursday, August 9, announced that the National Assembly (NASS) will reconvene on Tuesday, August 14, Punch reports.
Lasun said that the agenda will primarily be the presidential budget request to fund INEC’s operations for the 2019 election.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday, August 7, claimed that the siege laid to the NASS by the officers of the Department of State Services (DSS), reached him as a surprise.
Legit.ng gathered that Idris made this known after a closed-door meeting with the acting president Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The police boss added that the NASS situation was not an attack on democracy.
It was learnt that Idris said the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) was not involved in the siege. He said:“Obviously, like I said, I have not got a detailed brief on that. In fact we are going to issue a press release on that.’’