The Nigeria House of Representatives has announced that it will resume from its annual recess on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. This was contained in a correspondence to members by the Clerk of the House, Dr Yahaya Danzaria, on Friday.
The 10th Assembly proceeded on a break on July 27, 2023, following a plenary session during which the Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas, announced the leadership of the standing committees of the House.
A statement by the House spokesman and chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Akin Rotimi, Jr., noted, “The 10th Assembly has been very prolific and in about 100 days since inauguration has recorded a total of 470 bills passed first reading and four passed second reading. There have also been a total of 175 motions considered by the House so far.
“Despite the recess, the Green Chamber continued to function as various ad hoc committees continued to carry out their crucial mandates which have generated significant positive public interest. Honourable members also continued to carry out various constituency outreaches across the country.”
Speaking on some of the activities that would be attended to on resumption, he stated, “Some of the early developments expected on resumption is the conclusion of the work of all ad hoc committees and the submission of their reports for the consideration of the House, in line with the directive of the Speaker.
“It is also expected that the final draft of the Legislative Agenda developed by the ad hoc committee led by House Leader, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, will be considered and adopted by the House. The draft agenda was developed following extensive consultations with critical stakeholders.”
The spokesperson added that soon after resumption, it is anticipated that the membership of the standing committees would be announced and fully constituted.