- Members of the upper legislative chamber have started their annual vacation
- Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, made the disclosure on Thursday, July 23, in Abuja
- Lawan said that the Senate would resume its legislative duties on September 15
Nigerian Senate has adjourned plenary till September 15 to enable its members to begin their annual summer vacation.
The Nation reports that the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, July 23, announced this after an extended sitting of the upper chamber in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathered that Lawan said despite the break, the various committees of the Senate would be working and available “to attend to urgent matters that require their attention.”
The Senate president directed the committee on finance to work with the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, to prepare the 2021 Appropriation Bill.
He said the Senate hoped that the executive will, apart from the presentation of the 2021 budget estimates, forward to it the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for consideration and passage.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG) called on President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the Nigerian Senate's advice to sack the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
It was reported that the Nigerian Senate had on Thursday, July 23, asked the president to as a matter of urgency sack the Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei-led interim Management Committee of the NDDC over alleged financial recklessness.
The upper chamber of the National Assembly also called for a new board of the NDDC to be constituted and the interventionist agency returned under the supervision of the presidency.
In a statement to journalists same day and signed by its convener, Comrade Ogakwu Dominic, the CSGGG commended the Senate for its resolution.
The group urged the president to adopt the resolution of the Senate in order not to give the impression that the All Progressives Congress-led federal government condones corruption.
The CSGGG also called on the president to intervene in the current crisis rocking the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund.
The group asked the president to also restore the former management of the NSITF, stating that they are innocent of the allegations against them.
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