The House of Representatives has suspended plenary till Tuesday, April 2, to enable members engage Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at committee level on the defense of 2019 budget proposal.
This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by the majority leader of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) at the plenary on Tuesday, March 19.
In his ruling, the deputy speaker of House, Rep. Yussuf Lassun (APC-Osun), urged all the standing committees to work and conclude budget defense before May.
He said that the 2019 Appropriation Bill should be ready for passage upon resumption of the House in May.
Legit.ng previously reported that Nigerian Senate suspended plenary in honour of a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Temitope Olatoye, who lost his life during Saturday, March 9 gubernatorial and house of assembly polls in Oyo state.
Olatoye popularly known as Honourable Sugar was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, on election day.
He was contesting for the Oyo central senatorial seat under the Action Democratic Party before he met his untimely death.
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During plenary, Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan cited order 43 and made reference to the demise of Olatoye.
Lawan said: “It is our culture in the Senate and National Assembly in general that when this kind of thing happens either in Senate or House of Representatives we observe a minute silence and adjourn plenary in honour of our late brother and friend. May his soul rest in peace.”
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