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Senate To Constitute Technical C'ttee On Bills Rejected By President Buhari

Both Senate and the House of Representatives Tuesday adjourned first plenary session to Wednesday 10th over the deaths of former House of Representatives Speaker, Benjamin Nzeribe and member, Funke Adedoyin. Late Honorable Adedoyin represented Ekiti/Isin Irepodun Oko-Ero Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. The National Assembly had proceeded on its annual recess on July 24, but could not resume on Sept. 25 as scheduled due to the recent party primary elections.

 

Earlier, the Senate resolved to set up a Technical Committee to consider the merits in President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to decline assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill and 12 others which have been passed by the National Assembly.

 

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, who read the letters on the floor at plenary, after resuming from its annual recess said the Committee would study the bills to ensure the loopholes raised by the President are corrected. In the letter, President Buhari said he withheld assent to the Electoral bill due to some drafting issues that may affect the interpretation and application of the Principal Act.

 

Our Correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that the President added that some of the proposed amendments may adversely affect the conduct of elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Following a Point of Order, raised by Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, he urged the senate to see the decline of the bill as a learning curve to do a better job.

 

Meanwhile, Legislative aides to members of the National Assembly today held a protest over the alleged non-payment of their allowances totalling N5.8bn. The workers, stormed the lobby adjoining the Senate and House of Representatives chambers with placards as the lawmakers were resuming from their annual two-month recess. They were however prevented from blocking the entrances to the chambers to allow lawmakers access to the floors for plenary.

 

Leader of the aggrieved aides, Mr. Sam Melaye, had said the entitlements must be paid before resumption by the lawmakers later this month, failure of which would lead to the shut down of the National Assembly. The entitlements, according to Melaye, are Duty Tour Allowances not paid to any one of them within the last three years, which he said was over N2bn now. He also listed training allowances, which he said amounted to N1bn annually, and now N3bn in arrears. 

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