OrderPaperToday – There are indications that the House of Representatives may be embarking on another long recess in four weeks.

The news of this recess is coming amidst Tuesday’s resumption by the lawmakers from a six-week recess embarked upon by members of the National Assembly (NASS) to enable them participate in the just concluded primaries of their respective political parties.

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This indication came on Wednesday, as the Chairmen of the various Ad-hoc Committees of the House were enjoined to ensure they work harder to submit their reports in due time.

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Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila communicated this while presiding over Tuesday’s plenary at the Green Chamber, where he announced that the 9th House of Representatives is in the final stretch of its legislative duties.
“The House will also be proceeding on its annual recess in about 4 weeks’ time,” Gbajabiamila said.

The House had in April embarked on recess to observe the Easter holidays and subsequently shifted its resumption on multiple occasions until Tuesday when it resumed from the break for the primaries.

Given the many postponements of resumption, as well as long recess days; it remains to be seen if the lawmakers will be able to sit for the mandatory 181 days per legislative year as stipulated in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended).



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