Senate adjourns plenary for 2 weeks


The Senate yesterday suspended plenary for two weeks and will now reconvene on November 6, 2018.

This was announced by the Senate President and Chairman of the National Assembly, Dr  Bukola Saraki who said the break would allow committees of the senate to carry out oversight functions.

“The committees that are going to carry out the oversight. It is only plenary session that is being suspended. We expect our committees to carry out oversight within this period.

“Particularly if you recollect, when we debated the Eurobond, there were a lot of questions on implementation and utilisation of those loans. But because of the expediency and the demand from the executive that we approve those loans, we did it but with the understanding that our committees will quickly go and do oversight in MDAs to see that those funds have been properly utilised.

“And also budget implementation of 2018, and also the poverty social intervention programme that we raised. So I will like all our committees during this period, to carry out the necessary oversight so that we can report when we do resume back to plenary. The committees will be meeting till 6th of November,” he said.

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