Breaking: Nigerian Senate and House of Reps Adjourn Plenaries
The Nigerian Senate and House of Reps on Tuesday adjourn sitting in both chambers.
While the Senate adjourned Plenary over the absence of some lawmakers at the chambers, the representatives adjourned sitting over faulty sound system.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, made the announcement on Tuesday during plenary.
He said that the adjournment was because of the presence of few lawmakers in the Senate Chamber.
According to him, less than 20 out of 109 Senators are participating in the legislative proceedings and the number is not enough to form a quorum.
He also added that some of the lawmakers are on oversight functions.
However, the absence of lawmakers may not be unconnected with preparations for the 2019 general elections as some of the Senators are fighting for re-election into the Senate.
This is the second time in less than one month where the Senate is adjourning Plenary for lawmakers to perform their oversight function on MDA’s.
The Upper Chamber has therefore adjourned plenary till November 20, 2018.
Reps Adjourn Sitting Over Faulty Sound System
And in the lower house, the Representatives also adjourned sitting over a faulty sound system.
Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, stated that the adjournment was necessary to create room for the sound system to be fixed.
The sitting was then adjourned till Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
He, however, stated that if the problem persists by Wednesday, the House will adjourn sitting indefinitely.
According to Dogara, the microphones were installed in 1999 and the panels would take three weeks to arrive Nigeria from Germany.
During plenary today, which lasted a little over an hour, lawmakers were seen passing a cordless microphone around to enable them to contribute on the floor of the House.
This is the second time in under one week that the House would be adjoining plenary over a faulty sound system.