OrderPaperToday – The leadership of House of Representatives may have put on hold all committee activities pending the resumption of the parliament from annual recess on September 15, 2020.
This position was contained in a communication issued by the Leader of the House, Mr. Ado Dogowa (APC, Kano) and dated August 19, 2020 seen by OrderPaper Nigeria.
The leader said the directive takes immediate effect.
The Clerk of the House of Representatives, Mr. Patrick Giwa, was was said to have been instructed on the decision of the leadership.
This position may not be unconnected with an evaluation of committee activities by the leadership of the House, especially in respect of ongoing probes which appear to have put the legislature in collision course with some top officials of the executive arm of government.
It is also believed that some lawmakers have taken advantage of the probes to play roles that allegedly oppose the position of leadership of the House while advancing their private interests.