Senate Adjourned After Ten Minute Of Sitting
The Nigerian Senate, today, has been forced to adjourn plenary to Wednesday after just about ten minutes of sitting over lack of quorum.
The sitting was attended by five Senators out of 109 and after the opening prayers by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Senator Olushola Adeyeye moved for adjournment.
Adeyeye said it was not normal in parliamentary practice for sitting to take place when a quorum was not formed.
“Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, you can see that we have not formed a quorum. So, I want to move for adjournment to Wednesday. I so move. ”
Senator Olusola Adeyeye moves that all items on the order paper be stood down to another legislative day. Senator Emmanuel Bwacha seconds.
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Seconding the motion, Senate Deputy Minority leader, Emmanuel Bwacha said the adjournment was appropriate, and the motion was adopted by the Senate President.
Those present at the plenary that started at about 10:30am were: Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki; Senator Philip Aduda; Senator Emmanuel Bwacha; Senator Olushola Adeyeye; Senator Shaba Lafiagi.
Naija News reports that this is the second time the Senate will hold plenary after resumption from its recess on January 16, 2019.
Source: Naija News