Senators and members of the House of Representatives have had their expected resumption of legislative duties postponed by one week.
A statement yesterday by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, disclosed the senators and members of the House of Representatives who were scheduled to resume next Tuesday, September 19, would now resume on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
Recall the National Assembly had on Thursday, July 27, adjourned for its annual recess to resume September 19.
The statement entitled, “Postponement of Resumption”, read: “This is to inform all senators and members of the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, that the resumption date of both Houses in plenary has been rescheduled from Tuesday, September 19, 2017, to Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
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“All senators and members of the House of Representatives are by this notice, requested to resume sitting in plenary on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
Though no official reason was given for the postponement, Vanguard sources gathered that it was in connection with shortage of funds; as the lawmakers may not want to resume without money to spend, having exhausted their last allocation.
The source further added that the next allocation would be for October, November and December, just as the source said the last allocation was for July, August and September, adding that the present month was paid during the holiday.