Senate resumes after eight-week break

Senate resumes after eight-week break

- The Nigerian Senate has resumed plenary on Tuesday

- This is after the upper legislative chamber observed its annual recess which lasted over two months

- Important bills such as the Petroleum Industry Bill await the senators as they resume legislative duties

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After observing its annual recess which lasted over two months, the Nigerian Senate has on Tuesday, September 29, resumed plenary.

Premium Times reported that the Senate had suspended plenary on July 23 and was scheduled to resume on September 15.

However, the acting clerk to the National Assembly in a letter announced the postponement of resumption to September 29.

Senate resumes after an eight-week break
Senate resumes after eight-week break. Photo credit: @NGRSenate
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On Tuesday, September 29, the Senate went into a closed session at about 10.41am after the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan led the prayers and approved the votes and proceedings for the day.

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Legit.ng gathers that several important items have been lined up for consideration by the lawmakers.

One of such is the Petroleum Industry Bill which Senator Lawan informed that a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari to that effect will be read on the floor of the chamber.

Another item listed for consideration on the Order Paper is the report of the Committee on Finance of the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Senate said there was no going back on the call for the sack service chief, vowing to mount pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking with pressmen on Friday, August 14, Senate spokesperson, Ajibola Basiru said though the call for the sack of the security chiefs over rising insecurity is advisory, it represents the collective interest of the country.

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It would be recalled that the upper legislative chamber, during a plenary on Tuesday, July 21, expressed its sadness over the spike in killing nationwide and asked the country’s service chiefs to step aside without any further delay.

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