- The death of a House of Reps member, Ossy Chinedu Prestige, has made the Senate to temporarily abandon their legislative duties
- The Senate adjourned the plenary on Tuesday, February 9, to honour the deceased lawmaker
- Prestige reportedly died on Monday, February 8, at the age of 56
The Senate on Tuesday, February 9, adjourned its plenary to honour a late lawmaker, Ossy Chinedu Prestige.
The lawmakers adjourned the sitting to Wednesday, February 10.
The adjournment followed a motion by the Senate leader, Abdullahi Yahaya, who cited Order 43 and made reference to the demise of Hon. Ossy Chinedu Prestige, who represented Aba North/Aba South federal constituency in the House of Representatives.
The Senate leader said:
“It is our culture in the Senate and National Assembly in general that when this kind of thing happens either in Senate or @HouseNGR, we observe a minute silence and adjourn plenary in honour of our late brother and friend. May his soul Rest In Peace.”
The plenary was adjourned after the senators observed a minute of silence in honour of the deceased lawmaker.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Prestige passed on following an undisclosed illness on Monday, February 8.
Prestige who until his death represented Aba north/south federal constituency had reportedly been receiving medical treatment for some months, both in Nigeria and abroad.
The death of the 56-year-old lawmaker was confirmed by Benjamin Kalu, the spokesman of the House of Representatives.
In another report, Alhaja Sadiat Abeke Erogbogbo, the mother of the chairman/ chief executive officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, is dead.
The retired teacher and businesswoman died at the age of 90, adding that the deceased would have marked her 91st on June 9.
Legit.ng gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled Dabiri-Erewa and sent words of comfort to the other children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the departed, who was known as ‘Kind Teacher’ in the early part of her professional life.