National Assembly begins recess, to resume July 2

The Senate on Tuesday, adjourned its plenary session and proceeded on recess.

The lawmakers are expected to resume on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, revealed this while presiding over Tuesday’s plenary session on the floor of the Red Chamber.

Akpabio said the recess was to enable the lawmakers to participate in the activities marking the 2024 Democracy Day as well as the Senate’s end-of-session break, having been inaugurated on June 13, 2023.

The 10th National Assembly will be one year in office on Thursday, June 13.

Earlier, the Senate passed a total sum of N1.911 trillion as the 2024 statutory budget for the Niger Delta Development Commission.

The Senate approved the budget after the upper chamber considered the report of its committee on NDDC during plenary.

The chairman of the Senate Committee on NDDC, Senator Asuquo Ekpeyoung (APC–Akwa Ibom South), presented the report.

According to the report, the NDDC proposes to borrow N1 trillion to fund its 2024 budget.

However, senators faulted the proposed borrowing saying it did not follow due process.

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