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Just In: Senate Adjourns Plenary Until July 2nd, 2019



Nigeria Senate will not be seating for the next two weeks as it adjourns plenary until July 2nd, 2019.

Naija News learnt that the adjournment was necessary to allow the National Assembly management work with an ad-hoc committee on welfare of the Senate to allocate offices and seats to the senators.

The break will last up to July 2 when both the management and the ad-hoc committee, headed by Sen Abubakar Kyari (APC, Borno), would have completed their assignments.

The decision to embark on the 2-week break was taken at a closed session of the Senate, which lasted for almost an hour. Members of the 9th Senate had their first sitting on Thursday, after their inauguration on Tuesday.

The Senate ad-hoc committee on welfare has 10 other members including Senators Jibrin Barau (APC, Kano), Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger), Stella Oduah (PDP, Anambra), Betty Apiafi (PDP, Rivers), Chukwuka Utazi (PDP, Enugu), Aishatu Dahiru (APC, Adamawa), Ibrahim Gobir (APC, Sokoto), Bassey Akpan (PDP, A/Ibom), Gabriel Suswam (PDP, Benue), Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos), among others.

Naija news recalls that the  Senate president, Ahmad Lawan began his first legislative duty by conducting the oath of office for the former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, as a senator.

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