Reps release crucial statement on resumption of full legislative activities

Elizabeth AtimeSeptember 22, 20232 min

The Reps spokesperson informed that upon resumption, the final draft of the Legislative Agenda, which had been earlier developed by an ad-hoc committee will be considered and adopted by the House.


Barring last-minute changes, the House of Representatives will resume plenary and other legislative activities on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, to continue the first legislative year of the 10th Assembly.

According to a statement by the Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs. Rep. Akin Rotimi,  a correspondence was sent to members of the House by the Clerk of the House, Dr. Yahaha Danzaria, to that effect on Friday.

Recall that the House proceeded on its annual recess on July 27, 2023, following a plenary session during which the Speaker, Rep. Tajudeen Abbas, announced the leadership of the standing committees of the House.

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According to Rotimi, “The 10th Assembly has been very prolific, and in about 100 days since inauguration, has recorded a total of 470 bills passed first reading, and four passed second reading. There have also been 175 motions considered by the House so far.

“Despite the recess, the green chamber continued to function, as various ad-hoc committees carried out their crucial mandates, generating significant positive public interest. Honourable Members also continued to carry out various constituency outreaches across the country.

“Some of the key early developments expected on resumption is the conclusion of the work of all ad-hoc committees and the submission of their reports for the consideration of the House, in line with the directive of the Rt. Honourable Speaker.

“It is also expected that the final draft of the Legislative Agenda developed by the ad-hoc committee led by House Leader, Hon. Prof. Julius Ihonvbere will be considered and adopted by the House. The draft agenda was developed following extensive consultations with critical stakeholders.

“In the same vein, soon after the resumption, it is anticipated that the membership of the standing committees would be announced and fully constituted.”






Elizabeth Atime

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