Senate adjourns plenary for 2 weeks

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Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, October 24, adjourned plenary for two weeks to enable lawmakers carry out oversight on implementation of the 2018 budget.

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Premum Times reports that Senate President Bukola Saraki who made the announcement at the end of plenary said the upper legislative chamber will resume plenary on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Saraki said: “These are committees that are going to carry out the oversight. It is only plenary session that is being suspended. We expect our committees to carry out oversight in this period.

“Particularly if you recollect, when we debated the Eurobond, there were a lot of questions on implementation and utilisation of those loans.

”But because of the expediency and the demand from the executive that we approve those loans, we did it but with the understanding that our committees will quickly go and do oversight in MDAs to see that those funds have been properly utilised.

“And also budget implementation of 2018, and also the poverty social intervention programme that we raised.

”So I will like all our committees that during this period, to carry out the necessary oversight so that we can report when we do resume back to plenary. The committees will be meeting till 6th of November.”

Meanwhile, Akahi News had reported that the Nigerian Senate adjourned it’s plenary for two months.

The adjournment is coming after the recent attacks on the leadership of the upper chamber. Senate president Bukola Saraki made the announcement during the upper chamber’s plenary session.

The lawmakers are to reconvene on Tuesday, September 25. The adjournment is part of the prayers of a motion on the siege on Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.

The senators are to go on a 30 minutes break first to enable them adopt the votes and proceedings of the day.

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