National Assembly Extends Recess By 2 Weeks

The Acting Clerk to the National Assembly, Ojo Olatunde Amos has on Saturday announced that the Senate has postponed its resumption to September 29.

He said the lawmakers, who earlier embarked on eight weeks of recess that is to elapse on September 15 have added two weeks to their recess.

In a memo, he noted that Senators and honourable members of the National Assembly have been informed that the resumption of plenary sessions earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 15th September 2020 is hereby rescheduled for Tuesday 29th September 2020.

Earlier, while reacting to the recess embarked upon by the lawmakers, the Convener, Free Nigerian Movement, Raphael Adebayo opined that the lawmakers were entitled to go on recess as enshrined in their standing rules.

However, Adebayo described the recess as untimely adding that the lawmakers ought to have considered some significant bills that required attention before embarking on the recess.

Meanwhile, the Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, advised members of the National Assembly to develop a framework for constituency engagement and consultation.

Rafsanjani, who noted that the framework will ensure full participation of the electorate in legislative activities stated that the delay in the passage of PIB would expose the nation’s oil and gas sector to monumental loss of revenue.

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