NASS: How first day of resumption went amid impeachment threat against Saraki, Dogara

The National Assembly finally resumed on Tuesday after weeks of recess.
The premises of the assembly was busy with lawmakers and national assembly workers seen going about their businesses.

This was contrary to fears that the resumption would be rowdy due to threats to impeach the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

Visitors were seen thronging the premises, while security agents were observed in their numbers from the first gate of the assembly to the White House.

Besides protest by national assembly legislative aides over alleged non-payment of over N5.8 billion allowances, other people were seen conducting themselves peacefully.

NAN reports that the lawmaker representing Kogi West, Sen. Dino Melaye, was seen dusting Dr Bukola Saraki’s seat in the chamber, shortly before the senate went into a closed session, apparently to show that he was still with the Senate President.

The National Assembly had proceeded on its annual recess on July 24, but could not resume on Sept. 25 as scheduled due to the recent party primary elections.

Some of the issues the lawmakers are expected to deliberate on are: the 2019 Election Budget, confirmation of appointments, approval of loans and passage of pending Bills.

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