The Senate President made the appeal in his keynote address at the Conference of Presiding Officers of the Nigerian Legislature, which began in Abuja late on Friday.
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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, gave the hint in his remark during plenary following a request by the Appropriations Committee Chairman, Senator Jibrin Barau, for time to allow the Joint Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives come up with a harmonised report on the supplementary appropriations bill.
The announcement was made on the floor of the Senate by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday during plenary
Lawan made the remarks while addressing reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss important national issues at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Lawan gave the assurance on Thursday when a delegation from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) led by its Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, paid a visit to his office in Abuja.
Lawan made this known in his remarks after the Senate considered the report of the Committee on Public Accounts on the annual report of the Auditor-General for the Federation on the accounts of the federation for the year ended 31st December, 2015.
His confirmation followed the consideration of a report by the Joint Committee of Defence and Army
Lawan gave the warning on Monday night in a speech delivered to close the First Progressives Youth Conference 2021, which held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja
Lawan made this known over the weekend while speaking to journalists at the First Solo Exhibition of Paintings and Photographs by Stephen Binos.
In a congratulatory message sent to the ninth National Assembly by the Director of the organisation, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, on Thursday, the human rights organisation described it as forthright, progressive and people-oriented
PRNigeria gathered that seven serving Assistant Controller Generals who took part in the screening and examination as candidates that later produced the current Controller General were “arbitrarily” sacked by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola
The Vice President spoke at the public presentation of a photo book: “Gbajabiamila: The Long Road,” authored by Ayo Adeagbo, the Special Assistant on Visual Communications/Personal Photographer to the Speaker, in Abuja at the weekend
Lawan’s message is contained in a statement by Ola Awoniyi, Special Adviser (Media) to President of the Senate.
On the delegation were: the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, Deputy Leader, Ajayi Boroffice, Deputy Minority Leader, Emmanuel Bwacha, Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, Deputy Whip, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Minority Whip, Philip Aduda, and Deputy Minority Whip, Sahabi Ya’u.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said this when he spoke at a special session on the second anniversary of the 9th Senate at plenary on Wednesday.
The Senate President explained that an unpredictable budget sequence was unacceptable for a nation in dire need of development, a situation which made it imperative for the ninth Assembly to correct the anomaly in accordance with the constitution.
According to him, the issue of gender diversity hasn’t been sufficiently addressed through policies of government and legislation to ensure equal opportunities for women.
Lawan gave the commendation against the backdrop of a point of order raised by Senator Binos Dauda Yaroe (PDP, Adamawa South), to draw the attention of the upper chamber to the development.
Lawan also congratulated other members of the Executive of the Guild of Editors who were newly elected or re-elected on Tuesday by their fellow editors.
“We are in support of creating an ECOWAS Parliament that has members that will be directly elected into the parliament so that the ordinary people will have a complete attachment with those that represent them in ECOWAS Parliament,” Lawan said.