Senate embarks on 8 weeks’ vacation, resumes plenary Sept 16

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BY JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU

ABUJA—THE Senate yesterday proceeded on eight weeks’ annual vacation to resume plenary  September 16.
Senate leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, had moved a motion for the adjournment for the Senate to embark on its long annual vacation but also noted that committee work would continue to enable  committees tidy up their work for consideration at a special plenary slated for next Thursday, July 24.

Before the adjournment, the Senate considered and passed the conference committee report on Repeal and Re-Enactment of the Prisons Bill by the Committee on Interior.
The red chamber also received the report of its Committees on National Security and Intelligence, Defence and Army, Police Affairs and Interior on fact finding on the recent attacks and killings in Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Katsina, Zamfara, and Kaduna states.

The Senate also approved the Presidential nomination of three persons, including Aliyu Mohammed, Dahiru Hassan Balami and Stanley Lawson.
Aliyu Mohammed was screened and approved for appointment as a member of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

Dahiru Hassan Balami was screened and approved for appointment as a member of the Central Bank of Nigeria Monetary Policy, NMP, while Stanley Lawson was screened and approved for appointment as non-executive member of the CBN Board.
The Senate also received the reports of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on sudden withdrawal of a detachment of mobile police and subsequent attack on Kizara village by  bandits.

It equally  received the report of its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions which considered the alleged collection of N3 billion by members of joint Committee on Establishment investigating pension administration in Nigeria.

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