By Cecilia Ijuo
The National Assembly has announced the postponement of its resumption scheduled for Tuesday Feb. 19 to Tuesday Feb. 26.
The Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori, made this known in a statement on Sunday.
He said the postponement became necessary following the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections to Saturday, Feb. 23.
“This is to inform all distinguished senators and honourable members that resumption of plenary session earlier scheduled for Tuesday Feb. 19 has been postponed to Tuesday, Feb. 26, due to the postponement of the national elections.
“All distinguished senators and honourable members are expected to resume plenary session by 10 a.m. on Feb. 26 please,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Senate on Jan. 24 adjourned plenary until Feb. 19 to enable preparations for the Feb. 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
NAN further reports that the Senate did not consider the 2019 Appropriation Bill before it proceeded on the break.
It however passed the Minimum Wage Bill through first and second reading.