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2019 Election Budget: National Assembly Adjourns Resumption Till Further Notice

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2019 Election Budget: National Assembly Adjourns Resumption Till Further Notice

The actual date for the resumption of the National Assembly is yet to be fixed. This statement was made today by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara.

Recall that that it was speculated that NASS will temporarily end its recess this week so as to consider the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s N242 billion supplementary budget for the 2019 general election for the 2019 elections but Senators of the All Progressives Congress had threatened to use the proposed resumption to remove Saraki, who recently dump the party.

The statement signed today by the Media Advisers to the leaders of the two chambers, reads, “The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, have directed that we  inform all Senators, Honorable members and the public that a date has not been set for the reconvening of the Senate and the House of Representatives to consider the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) 2019 elections budget request forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 17, 2018.

“The leadership of the two chambers had met and agreed to reconvene to consider the proposal this week before which a meeting between the Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Electoral Matters and officials of the INEC must have held on or before Monday August 13, 2018.

“The joint committees 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.

“However, no such meeting had taken place yet as a result of which both Senate and House of Representatives cannot reconvene as there is no report to consider.

“Until the Committees have a ready report for the consideration of the two chambers, it will be most irresponsible to recall members from recess especially those that may have travelled to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.

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