The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday stopped its plenary and postponed till next month on November 24, 2020.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the suspension of plenary for three weeks was to enable Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government to appear before the relevant committees to defend their 2021 budget estimates.
He said that period would also enable the Joint Senate Committees on Petroleum (Upstream, Downstream and Gas) to conduct public hearings on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) which scaled second reading on Tuesday.
He warned that any MDA that fails to appear before the relevant committees to defend their estimates would have the figure allocated to them in the Appropriation Bill approved as it is.
However during the plenary today 20th of October,2020 The deputy president of the senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, shared his own sad harassment and brutality experience in from the members of the now-disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS).
Speaking while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Biodun Olujimi, senator representing Ekiti south, Omo-Agege said there is no one in the country that supports the “illegalities” of SARS personnel.
Nigerians youth have been protesting against police harassment and the reformation of the force in various parts of the country for 13 days now.
The protesters have vowed that they would not leave the streets until they see results.