March 26, 2019

Supplementary budget: Saraki, Dogara explain delay (Punch)

Supplementary budget: Saraki, Dogara explain delay (Punch)

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday gave reasons why the National Assembly could not reconvene. They stated that before resumption, the joint Senate and House of Representatives committees on electoral matters and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission would have to meet.

The joint committees, they added, were also expected to meet with the joint Senate and House Committees on Appropriations, Loans and Debts on the Eurobond loan request “after which two reports would have been ready for presentation in the two chambers.”

They pointed out that none of these meetings had been held, implying that if lawmakers had reconvened, there would have been no report for them to consider. Read more

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