Presidency appeals to National Assembly to reconvene

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The Presidency has appealed to the National Assembly to reconvene, as urgent matters pending before it may affect the running of Nigeria and matters affecting Nigerians.

The appeal was made by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, at a news conference in Lagos.

Recall that the Nigerian Senate, on July 24, adjourned sitting for the next two months.

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki announced the adjournment at plenary following a motion on the siege on Saraki and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, by security operatives.

The Senate is expected to reconvene on September 25th.

Some of the pending urgent issues before the adjournment included the approval of a supplementary budget to fund the 2018 budget and the 2019 general elections.

The supplementary funds would enable the Independent National Electoral Commission to commence preparations for the 2019 polls.

Also pending are several key appointments for the EFCC, ICPC, Deputy CBN Governor and AMCON, among others.

Enang said although the Senate had lined up those matters before the adjournment, there was need for them to resume because of the urgency required for the approval.

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