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It’s a new Legislative day in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Senate President Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki takes the official prayer and leads the chamber into today’s proceedings.
Senator Garba Binta moves for the approval of Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday 14th June, 2017. Senator Fatima Raji-Rasaki seconds.
Senate President Bukola Saraki welcomes staff and students who are present in the gallery to observe Plenary.
DSP Ike Ekweremadu cites Order 43 on personal explanation and congratulates the Senate President Bukola Saraki for the success recorded at CCT and thanks Senate President Bukola Saraki for services rendered to Nigerians.
“I thank you all my colleagues, when the trial started i maintained that I will clear my name”. – SP Bukola Saraki
“Victory is for democracy, it’s for our country and the judiciary also”. – Senate President Bukola Saraki
“For the next 2 years we shall do our best to defend the unity of this country”.-Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Senator Na’Allah cites order 43 on personal explanation on a statement made by Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo alleging that National Assembly has no power to alter anything from the budget.
SP Bukola Saraki says the point raised by Sen. Na’Allah is very important & States that Ag. Pres. Prof Yemi Osinbajo must have been misquoted.
“There are times that we have consultations with the executives and we have to put down our constitutional powers.” – SP Bukola Saraki.
“This Senate will continue to defend the Constitution”.-Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Senator Garba Binta cites Order 43 and speaks on the flooding in her constituency, the need for construction of bridges and rehabilitation.
Senate President Bukola Saraki says the Committee on Works will look into it.
Senate now moves into the Presentation of Bills for First Reading.
5 Bills were presented for First Reading:
Senate now moves to the Presentation of Reports.
1. Report of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions by Senator Samuel Anyanwu.
Senator Gbenga Ashafa seconds that the Senate do receive the report of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.
2. Report of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges & Public Petitions & Media & Public Affairs by Sen. Sam Anyanwu & Sen. Abdullahi Aliyu Sani
Senator Sabi seconds that the Senate do receive the report of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges & Public Petitions & Media & Public Affairs.
The 2 reports were LAID.
Senate moves into the MOTION of the day.
1. The urgent need to save the 215 Mega Watt (mw) Kaduna Power Plant by Senator Bassey Akpan.
“This motion serves a situation that is very dear to our country, we need power streams like this as quick as possible”. – Senator Barnabas Gemade.
Sen. Abaribe supports this Motion, says we will know who wants to be the cartel that will want to control diesel distribution in Nigeria.
Senate President Bukola Saraki thanks Sen. Akpan and urges the Committee to take the matter serious to handle the people that have interest on diesel in Nigeria.
Senate now moves to the Consideration of Bill.
1. A Bill for an Act to Amend the National Lottery Act 2005, 2017 (SB. 227) by Senator Obinna Ogba.
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa seconds the Consideration of a Bill for an Act to Amend the National Lottery Act 2005, 2017 (SB. 227).
Senate President Bukola Saraki refers the Bill to the conference Committee to report back.
Senate Leader moves that other items on the Order paper be stood down to another Legislative day. Minority Leader seconds.
Plenary is adjourned to Tuesday, 4th July, 2017.
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