Friday, July 24, 2020

Senate begins eight-week recess, to resume September 15

The Senate, on Thursday, adjourned plenary till September 15 to enable members to enjoy their annual eight weeks vacation.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, made the announcement after approving the votes and proceedings for the Thursday’s plenary session. He, however, said the various committees of the Senate will be working during vacation

The Senate President urged the relevant Committees on Petroleum (Upstream and Downstream); and Gas to engage the Executive arm of Government, particularly the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Department of Petroleum Resources, on the Petroleum Industry Bill to be submitted to the National Assembly.

He added that such engagement between both arms of government would reduce the time needed to carry out legislative work on the bill when it is finally sent to the Legislature for consideration and passage.