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Lagos House of Assembly postpones resumption

Lagos House of Assembly postpones resumption

- The Lagos state House of Assembly has postponed its scheduled resumption

- The Assembly postponed its resumption earlier scheduled for Monday, September 17 to Monday, October 8

- The clerk of the House said that the chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Adefunmilayo Tejuosho, would be able to provide the reason for the postponement

The Lagos state House of Assembly on Monday, September 17, postponed its resumption earlier scheduled for Monday, September 17 to Monday, October 8.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Assembly had on July 10 adjourned to September 17 to enable members to go on their annual recess.

During the period, the House hosted the Conference of South West Speakers and Conference of Speakers of Nigeria between August 3 and August 5 in Lagos.

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NAN reports that the conference elected new executive at its 2018 Second Quarter Conference and the Speaker of the Lagos Assembly emerged as its new chairman.

Speaking to NAN on phone about the postponement, Azeez Sanni, the Clerk of the House, said that the House would now resume on October 8.

Sanni said: “There is a publication to that effect (to the postponement of resumption). The House will resume on October 8."

On the reason for the postponement, the clerk said that the chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Adefunmilayo Tejuosho, would be able to provide the reason.

A message sent to the phone line of Tejuosho was not replied.

NAN correspondent who monitored the atmosphere in the House, revealed that only few lawmakers came to the office.

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Legit.ng previously reported that members of Benue state House of Assembly on Friday, July 27, scaled the high perimeter fence surrounding the Assembly Complex and jumped into the premises in an attempt to hold a parliamentary session.

The impeached speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange (APC Ushongo ) and his successor, Titus Ubah, (APC Kyaan) were at the premises, both laying claim to the post of speaker.

Supporters of both sides forced their way into the premises through the high wall.

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