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Senate adjourns for Christmas, New Year holidays

The two chambers of the National Assembly yesterday embarked on the Christmas and New Year break. Senator Ahmed Lawan

Senators and members of the House of Representatives are to reconvene on January 16, 2019.

At the Senate, Leader of the Senate Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe) thanked his colleagues, the management staff and journalists ‎for making the workings of the Senate in 2018 worthwhile.

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‎Before the adjournment, Sen Binta Masi Garba (APC, Adamawa) raised an observation that female senators were not considered to chair adhoc panels of the Senate, saying such should be corrected in 2019.Senator Ahmed Lawan

But Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the session at the time, responded by saying that all the female senators were heads of different standing committees of the Senate, which showed how important they are.

At the House of Representatives, it was observed that only nine members were present when the lawmakers adjourned for the Christmas and New Year break at about 4:45.pm.

The motion for adjournment was moved by the chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, Edward Pwajok (APC, Plateau) and seconded by ‎Abubakar Hassan Fulata (APC, Jigawa).

The two chambers of the National Assembly yesterday embarked on the Christmas and New Year break, Daily Trust reports.

Senators and members of the House of Representatives are to reconvene on January 16, 2019.

At the Senate, Leader of the Senate Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe) thanked his colleagues, the management staff and journalists ‎for making the workings of the Senate in 2018 worthwhile.

‎Before the adjournment, Sen Binta Masi Garba (APC, Adamawa) raised an observation that female senators were not considered to chair adhoc panels of the Senate, saying such should be corrected in 2019.Senator Ahmed Lawan

But Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the session at the time, responded by saying that all the female senators were heads of different standing committees of the Senate, which showed how important they are.

At the House of Representatives, it was observed that only nine members were present when the lawmakers adjourned for the Christmas and New Year break at about 4:45.pm.

The motion for adjournment was moved by the chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, Edward Pwajok (APC, Plateau) and seconded by ‎Abubakar Hassan Fulata (APC, Jigawa).

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