Senate holds plenary without quorum

Nigerian senate

The Senate yesterday held it’s plenary with just 17 members present.

The session was against the Senate’ standing order which stipulates that a one-third of its members is required to form a quorum.

To proceed with legislative business of the day, the Senate requires at least a quorum of 36 of the 109 senators.

The day’s business opened at 10:51 AM, with just nine of them.

To wait for others apparently, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the 18th present, delayed reading of previous day’s votes and proceedings for previous day till 11:11a.m.

At the end 18 senators including the senate president held plenary, a number far less than required to convene a plenary.