BREAKING: Senate suspends plenary as Rep Akinremi dies

Sharon EboesomiJuly 10, 20242 min

Akinremi, the lawmaker, who was from Oyo State, died at the early hours of today after a brief illness

Breaking: Senate suspends plenary in honour of late rep member

The Senate has suspended it plenary sitting in honour of late Rep. Olajide Akinremi, popularly known as Jagaban. The lawmaker had passed away at the early hours of the day following a brief illness.

Until his death, Akinremi represented Ibadan north federal constituency in Oyo State.

As is the tradition, the senate shortly after convening for the day’s plenary, suspended its sitting and adjourned till Thursday 11th July, 2024. President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, who announced the demise of the lawmaker, commiserated with the family  members. 

He said: “With sadness in my heart, I would like to announce the demise of Honourable Olajide Akinremi. His death occurred at the early hours of today after a very brief illness. On behalf of the Senate, we condole with the members of the family, the Speaker  of the House and the members of the House of Representatives.”

Leader of the Senate Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central) thereafter moved that the senate suspends its activities for the day in honour of the late lawmaker.

In line with our existing traditions, I feel very sad to move that the senate does suspend its legislative activities for today and all activities on the order papar be stepped down to another legislative day.”

This was seconded by the Minority Leader, Senator Abba Moro (PDP, Benue South).

Following this motion, the senate held a minute of silence in honour of the late lawmaker and subsequently adjourned.

Sharon Eboesomi

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