The House of Representatives has postponed its resumption of plenary to June 7, 2022.
The chamber was initially scheduled to resume on Tuesday before the new postponement.
The Clerk to the House, Dr. Yahaya Danzaria, in a notice issued on Monday, said the postponement was due to the ongoing primaries being held by political parties to elect candidates for the 2023 general elections.
Danzaria said, “I am directed to inform all honourable members, staff, media and the general public that due to the ongoing party primaries, the House will now resume plenary on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11am.”
The PUNCH had reported on May 8, 2022, that electioneering had crippled legislative activities in the National Assembly, with several members absent from plenary and committee hearings in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The National Assembly had on April 14, 2022, adjourned plenary to April 26.
During the Easter break, management of the National Assembly had announced that the Federal Capital Development Authority had begun renovation of the complex, with lawmakers asked to vacate the Senate and House chambers where plenary is held.
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