Despite adjourning plenary by four weeks, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has stated that the upper chamber of the National Assembly will reconvene before July 21 if there is “any matter of urgent national importance that requires its attention”.
The hopes of Nigerians who were anticipating that President Muhammadu Buhari will forward the list of his ministerial nominees to the Senate soonest for screening were dashed by the adjournment.
Many concerned Nigerians in the social media have condemned the nearly one month recess, saying that lawmakers at both chambers of the National Assembly are obviously sacrificing nationhood on the alter of selfish and inordinate ambition.
Though, the Senate on the other hand threaded on the path of caution after its president, Bukola Saraki announced his choice of key officials contrary to the wish of his party, they also suspended plenary and are to reconvene on July 21.
But in a statement issued by his media aide yesterday evening, Saraki soothed the disappointment of Nigerians by explaining that “The adjournment of senate’s plenary to July 21, 2015 was meant to give the senate ad hoc committees on legislative agenda and review of the senate’s finances time to conclude their work and submit their reports”.
Source: Daily Post