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Plenary Resumes At NASS After Three-Week Recess

A file photo of the National Assembly complex in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.


Plenary has resumed at the Senate and House of Representatives after a three-week recess.

At the House of Representatives, the lawmakers began the day by wading into the matter of the missing journalist, Tordue Salem.

The minority leader Ndudi Elumelu, who raised the matter as a motion of urgent public importance informed the House that Mr Salem has been missing for almost a month.

Consequently, the committees on National Security and Intelligence Police and Interior, have been given two weeks to liaise with the service chiefs and security agencies to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance and report back to the House.

The House of Representatives is concerned about what it describes as the Fast deterioration of the FCT.

Another lawmaker, the deputy minority leader, Toby Okechukwu, raised concerns about what was described as the fast deterioration of the FCT, describing the situation as the most unsafe that the FCT has ever been.

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The lawmaker also drew the attention of his colleagues to what he termed the decaying infrastructure and poor waste management in the nation’s capital.

The House then resolved to summon the FCT minister on the matter, as the deputy minority leader insisted that the minister is not doing the job for which he was hired.

At the floor of the Senate the first matter that was discussed was the siege on the residence of Justice Mary Odili.

The Upper Chamber condemned the situation saying it was an invasion.

They, therefore, mandated the Inspector General of Police to make public the outcome of investigations into the incident.

Thereafter, the issue of electronic transmission of results was again brought to the fore.

The Electoral Act Amendment Bill was passed and electronic transmission of results, approved.

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