The House of Representatives is set to reconvene after its annual recess on Tuesday, marking a continuation of the first legislative year of the 10th Assembly. This announcement was made by Yahaha Danzaria, the clerk of the House, in a statement released in Abuja on Saturday.
The 10th House had commenced its annual recess on July 27th, following a plenary session in which Speaker Tajudeen Abbas unveiled the leadership of the standing committees of the House.
Akin Rotimi, the spokesperson of the House and chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs highlighted the productivity of the 10th Assembly since its inauguration. He revealed that a total of 470 bills had been introduced, all of which had passed the first reading, and four had advanced to the second reading. Additionally, the parliament had considered 175 motions.
Despite the recess, the House had continued to operate effectively, with various ad hoc committees diligently carrying out their essential tasks, generating significant public interest.
Mr. Rotimi outlined key developments expected upon resumption, including the completion of work by all ad hoc committees and the submission of their reports for consideration by the House in accordance with the speaker’s directive.
Furthermore, the House would receive the final draft of its Legislative Agenda, which had been developed by the ad hoc committee led by Majority Leader Julius Inhonvbere. This draft agenda had undergone extensive consultations with various stakeholders and would be considered and adopted by the House.
Mr. Rotimi also announced that the membership of the standing committees would be disclosed and fully constituted during the upcoming sessions.