- The National Assembly will not resume as scheduled
- This is due to an exercise by the ruling All Progressives Congress which requires members of the party to participate
- A statement from the National Assembly management says both legislative houses will now resume on Tuesday, February 9
The National Assembly has postponed its resumption till Tuesday, February 9, 2020.
Clerk to the National Assembly, Ojo Amos disclosed this in a statement seen by Legit.ng in Abuja on Saturday, January 23.
Amos said the deferment of resumption was to enable lawmakers, who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to partake in the party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise which begins on Monday, January 25.
Some Nigerians have been reacting to the announcement made by the National Assembly management via social media.
Legit.ng has been monitoring some of the comments by Nigerians concerning the postponement.
Umar Adams wrote on Facebook:
“They don't have anything serious other than politics.”
Ogar Emmanuel Liberty asks:
“What has their resumption done to a common man on the street, that would make their absence any different?”
Aigbe Chris wrote:
“And they expect all civil servants to resume work. This is so cruel.”
Abubakar Yunus wrote:
“Because of the continued registration exercise, you postponed deliberations on important national issues.”
Erik-Prime Omale wrote:
“They are still enjoying the holiday in Dubai.”
Onwuasomba Bonny Agoziem wrote:
“How is this news? Since they've been opening what be they achieved if not to share money.”
Stephen Oweibo wrote on Twitter:
“It is better they don't resume because they are useless.”
Olukayode Olabanji wrote:
“Which work do they do when they are in session except for budget approval.”
Panaf Olu Ojedokun wrote:
“Please continue to adjourn...one wonders what they are good for or fit for other than a drain on recurrent expenditure? I urge the introduction of 'Sitting Allowance' that will wake them up.”
Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has stated that the APC will soon become the largest political party in Africa.
The Kogi state governor also said developed nations will come learning the ropes of progressive politics from the party soon.
Bello made the comment when he spoke at the inauguration of the mobilisation committee for the party’s membership registration/revalidation exercise on Tuesday, January 12.
On his part, a former minister of youth and sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has said that the APC-led federal government has failed on its promises to address the remnant insecurity challenges in the country, particularly in northern Nigeria.
Dalung who served as a minister during the first tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari said one of the major promises of the party was to address the problem of insecurity which he said the APC has failed to deliver.
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