Senate sets up ad hoc committee to meet with NASS management over lawmakers’ welfare

Senate sets up ad hoc committee to meet with NASS management over lawmakers’ welfare

- The Senate has set up an ad-hoc committee to see to its welfare

- The committee was selected from the six geo-political zone

- Senator Ahmad Lawan asked the committee to report back in two weeks

The Senate following its sitting on Thursday, June 13, has adjourned till Tuesday, July 2.

This Day reports that this was done following a motion moved by the deputy Senate president, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, and seconded by Senator Philip Aduda after a one-hour close-door session.

Before this, the Senate set up a 12-man committee headed by Senator Abu Kyari which was saddled with the task of liaising with the management of the National Assembly over the welfare of senators.

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Senate president, Ahmad Lawan announced the committee which was drawn from the six geo-political zones.

He gave the committee “two weeks to submit its report and will work with the clerk of the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, towards ensuring that seats and offices are allocated to all the senators within the time frame.”

Meanwhile, Lawan on Thursday, June 13, swore in the former Imo governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, as senator representing the state's west senatorial district.

Clerk to the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, conducted the swearing-in ceremony after which Okorocha signed necessary documents.

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Legit.ng had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had finally issued a return certificate to Okorocha, following a court order. The commission had been directed to issue the certificate to the former governor by a Federal High court in Abuja on Friday, June 7.

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