Senate To Hold Emergency Session On Monday


The Nigerian Senate will hold an emergency meeting on Monday, November 6, 2023, to approve the votes and proceedings of last Thursday’s plenary session.

The Senate in its last sitting considered and approved the report of the joint National Assembly Committee on Appropriation on the N2.17 trillion Supplementary Appropriation Bill, for 2023.

The Upper Chamber also screened and approved three nominees for appointment as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The emergency session which was earlier slated for Saturday, November 4, 2023, was later shifted to Monday.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Yemi Adaramodu confirmed that the Senate would sit on Monday.

“The session is meant to approve the votes and proceedings of Thursday. We were so late in the Senate Chamber on Thursday, and so many of our colleagues had already gone for public hearings and other committee meetings. So we are just coming up to do just that,” he said.

When asked whether the need to transmit the Supplementary Appropriation Bill was part of the purposes of the emergency session, Adaramodu said everything done by the Senate on Thursday was included.

“Everything that we have done. Not only the supplementary budget will be there. The screening will be there. Everything will be there.” 

On whether there is an urgent special communication from the President slated for deliberation at the session, Adaramodu said there is “none.”