National Assembly postpones resumption till Sept 29
The National Assembly on Friday postponed resumption of plenary sessions by two weeks.
The Acting Clerk to the National Assembly, Arc. Olatunde Ojo, in a statement in Abuja, said lawmakers would now resume on Tuesday 29th September, 2020.
It will be recalled that the Senate and the House of Representatives had on Thursday July 23, 2020 adjourned plenary sessions to Tuesday, September 15, 2020, to enable lawmakers observe their annual vacation.
Ojo however did not give any reason for rescheduling the resumption date in his statement.
The statement reads: “This is to inform all Distinguished Senators and Honourable members of the National Assembly that the resumption of plenary session earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 is hereby rescheduled for Tuesday 29th September, 2020.
“We regret any inconvenience caused by this change of date.”
In a related development, the National Assembly Joint Committee on Ecology and Climate Change has urged contractors handling the projects for the remediation of polluted sites in Ogoniland to expedite action on completing the project.
The chairman, Senate Committee on Ecology and Climate Change, Sen. Hassan Mohammed Gusau, made this call when he led the joint committee on an inspection tour of the sites in Ogoniland.
The lawmaker, who noted the remediation process requires much technicalities which should not be rushed, however, urged contractors to rise up to the occasion and stop making excuses.
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