NASS adjourns for four weeks

OrderPaperToday – The National Assembly has adjourned plenary for about four weeks as it marks three years in the current tenure.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki announced this at today’s plenary but did not state the reason for the break although the Islamic Eid-el-Fitri holiday falls within the period. Standing and adhoc Committees would however continue their work during the recess.

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas told newsmen that the actual date of the three years of the assembly (June 9th) falls on a weekend.

Mr. Namdas also x-rayed the achievements of the House in the last three years.

According to him, over 1,473 bills were brought forward out of which 90 were on constitution amendment and that 519 are awaiting second reading.

He said 112 of the bills are awaiting consideration and 222 have been successfully passed. 22 bills failed to pass while 23 of them were withdrawn, according to him.

“Since the inception of the National Assembly, no assembly has achieved this success,” said Namdas, adding that the House was able to work with the Executive to get the country out of recession.

The lawmaker therefore assured that in the remaining one year, the House will double its efforts in delivering its expected duty.

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