Senate adjourns plenary for two weeks

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The Nigeria Senate had on Thursday adjourned its plenary session for two weeks to allocate offices and seats to the Senators.
The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan pronounced that this will afford the National Assembly management to work with an Senate Adhoc Committee on Welfare to work out modalities on settling the new lawmakers down approximately for their legislative businesses.

The Ad-hoc committee headed by Sen. Abubakar Kyari, APC, Borno, have till July 2, to work with the National Assembly management on the assignment.

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 adhoc 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

In the plenary today, the Senate also agreed to communicate President Muhammed Buhari on the elections of the Presiding officers of the 9th Senate, which produced Senators Ahmad Lawan and Ovie Omo-Agege as the President of the Senate and Deputy President of the Senate respectively.

Also, a congratulations messages to be sent to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and his Deputy Idris Wuse.

The Senate will further write the African Union AU, Commonwealth Parliament, IPU, ECOWAS Parliament, Pan African Parliament and office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

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