Again, Senate postpones resumption by another week

Sharon EboesomiApril 18, 20243 min

OrderPaper recalls that both Houses had last week, postponed their resumption originally slated for 16th April, 2024 to 23rd April, 2024 to ensure the completion of the renovation of the National Assembly Complex.

Again, Senate postpones resumption by another week

The Senate has again postponed its plenary resumption to Tuesday 30th, April, 2024.

This information was contained in a statement by the Clerk of the Senate, Chinedu Akubueze directed to Senators of the National Assembly on Thursday. 

The statement read, “Distinguished Senators are hereby, respectfully informed that resumption of plenary, which was earlier postponed to Tuesday 23rd April 2024, has further been postponed to Tuesday 30th April 2024 at 11 am.

“Kindly note that the plenary sitting will be held at the main Chamber of the Senate. All inconveniences this postponement may cause Distinguished Senators are highly regretted, please.”

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Meanwhile, the Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Rep Akin Rotimi (APC, Ekiti), had on Wednesday, announced that the House had postponed its resumption to Tuesday 30th, April, 2024 in order to buy Members more time to carry out their constituency outreach.

Rep. Rotimi disclosed this in a statement which read, “The House of Representatives wishes to announce the further rescheduling of the resumption date from the ongoing recess. The new resumption date is now set for Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 11:00a.m.

“This adjustment, as communicated by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr. Yahaya Danzaria, Esq., in an internal correspondence to Honourable Members on Wednesday, is aimed at giving Honourable Members more time for constituency outreach to secure adequate input in the constitution review process.

“The extension follows the earlier decision by the House Committee on Constitution Review to extend the deadline for submission of memoranda to April 30, 2024.

“Additionally, the extended timeline will allow for more concerted preparation for the legislative summits on State Police, as well as the one on Tax Reforms, Revenue Enhancement, and Digital Transformation coming up in the next 2 weeks.

“All inconveniences arising from this rescheduling are regretted. In line with the Legislative Agenda of the 10th Assembly, the House remains committed to being accountable and providing timely communications to all stakeholders.”

Sharon Eboesomi

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