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April 18, 2024

Again, Reps reschedules resumption date to April 30

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By Joseph Erunke

The House of Representatives has further rescheduled its resumption date earlier slated for Tuesday, April 23 by one week.

The House, in a statement late Wednesday, by its spokesman and Chairman, Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Akin Rotimi, explained that the action was informed by the need for members to have more time for constituency outreach to secure adequate input in the constitution review process.

“The extension follows the earlier decision by the House Committee on Constitution Review to extend the deadline for submission of memoranda to April 30, 2024,” it further explained.

The new adjustment, the statement said, had been communicated by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr. Yahaya Danzaria, Esq., in an internal correspondence to members on Wednesday.

It read in full: “The House of Representatives wishes to announce the further rescheduling of the resumption date from the ongoing recess. The new resumption date is now set for Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.

“This adjustment, as communicated by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr. Yahaya Danzaria, Esq., in an internal correspondence to Honourable Members on Wednesday, is aimed at giving Honourable Members more time for constituency outreach to secure adequate input in the constitution review process.

“The extension follows the earlier decision by the House Committee on Constitution Review to extend the deadline for submission of memoranda to April 30, 2024.

“Additionally, the extended timeline will allow for more concerted preparation for the legislative summits on State Police, as well as the one on Tax Reforms, Revenue Enhancement, and Digital Transformation coming up in the next 2 weeks.

“All inconveniences arising from this rescheduling are regretted. In line with the Legislative Agenda of the 10th Assembly, the House remains committed to being accountable and providing timely communications to all stakeholders.”

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