The House of Representatives is to resume on Tuesday, 20th September, from its two months summer vacation.

The house went on a two months recess on Wednesday 27th of July, 2022, after passing several bills that included the National Agricultural development fund bill, the Chartered institute of computer forensics bill,. the institute of strategic management bill and the Public health practitioners council bill amongst others.

The much awaited renovation project of the National Assembly complex also took off immediately, which include the chamber, foyer and the National Assembly service commission permanent site.

During the recess, various committees of the house continued to engage relevant agencies and stakeholders in investigative hearings to carry out their assigned tasks.

The house committee on finance also conducted the 2023-2025 Medium Term Expenditure Frame work session with the ministry of finance and Ministries, departments and agencies of government.

The speaker Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, who conducted an inspection visit on the ongoing renovation project, said members are expected to resume plenary at the conference room 028 which has been converted to an improvised chamber with a capacity to accommodate 118 members.

Mr Gbajabiamila explained that the temporary chamber is extended by an upper deck provision with acapacity for additional 236 seats, connected audio-visually and electronically with large screens.

According to the speaker, President Muhammadu Buhari would in the first week of October, 2022, present and lay the proposed N19.76 trillion budget for the 2023 financial year at the temporary chamber.

He added that the 10th Assembly would most likely also be inaugurated in the temporary chamber, as the renovation of the green chamber would be finished by August next year.

Consideration of the Electoral Offences Commission bill, the 2023 appropriation, the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities and security, are expected to dominate the agenda of the House in this last stage of its legislative work for the year.

 

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