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Tinubu To Address Joint NASS Sitting On May 29

President Tinubu, who was sworn in on May 29, 2023, will mark his first anniversary in office on Wednesday.


FILES: President Bola Tinubu. Credit: Presidency

 

President Bola Tinubu will address a joint sitting of the National Assembly (NASS) on Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

The Clerk to the National Assembly, Sani Tambawal, in a statement, said the President will address the lawmakers on state of the nation and commission the NASS Library.

“This is to inform Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members that as part of the event to commemorate 25 years of unbroken democracy and Legislature in Nigeria, there will be a joint sitting of both the Senate and the House of Representatives on Wednesday 29 May 2024,” the statement partly read.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, will address the joint sitting on State of the Nation and also commission the National Assembly Library.

“Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members are expected to be seated by 9 am.”

The spokesman of the Senate Yemi Adaramodu and his House of Representatives counterpart Akin Rotimi (Jr) also confirmed the meeting in a joining statement on Tuesday.

“The National Assembly will hold a Joint Sitting this week to commemorate 25 years of unbroken democracy and legislative practice in Nigeria,” the statement read.

“This significant milestone will be marked by a series of events scheduled to begin at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, in the Green Chamber, House of Representatives Building, National Assembly Complex, Abuja.”

“Highlights of the event include a keynote speech by H.E. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. It would also feature commemorative lectures on the theme ’25 Years of the National Assembly: Lessons & Opportunities’ by Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, CFR (Speaker, 9th House of Representatives); Senator (Dr.) David A.B. Mark, GCON (President of the 6th & 7th Senate); and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, GCFR (Former Head of State).

“Following the joint sitting, the event will proceed with the unveiling and commissioning of the National Assembly Library Complex, named the Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu Building. A tour of the new facility will also be conducted,” it read.

Presidential aide Bayo Onanuga also corroborated the lawmakers, saying “the President will address a joint session of the National Assembly, which has lined up a programme to commemorate 25 years of the nation’s democratic journey at both the executive and legislative levels.

“President Tinubu’s speech will dwell on the achievements of his administration and Nigeria’s democracy since the military ceded power in 1999.”

President Tinubu, who was sworn in on May 29, 2023, will mark his first anniversary in office on Wednesday. The Tinubu government introduced some reforms like petrol subsidy removal and unification of the foreign exchange windows but continues to battle the effects of such policies with soaring inflation rates and a high cost of living crisis.

The President’s handling of the state of the economy has attracted criticism from many Nigerians including elder statesmen and the Organised Labour like the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).