Kogi Assembly Crisis: Senate Approves House of Reps Report, Confirms Take Over


Nigeria’s Senate on Thursday approved the recommendation of the House of Representative over the take over of the legislative activities of the Kogi State House of Assembly following its recent crisis.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki who made the remark during Thursday plenary session, explained that the take over of the Kogi Assembly by NASS isn’t indefinite. He however assured that the House will resume soonest.

Saraki noted that the decision of the Senate to concur with the lower chamber was in bid to return peace to the Kogi House Assembly and bring back its members.

In an intervention, Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District urged the Senate to ignore passage of the report arguing that the state matter is before the court.

But the Senate President ruled him out of order, stating that the Kogi report by the House Committee isn’t a petition and explained it was a simple concurrence with the House of Representatives.

“All recommendations in the Kogi Assembly report are hereby passed. The Senate now moves ahead to consider the recommendations in the House report on Kogi State Assembly,” Saraki said.

The Senate has now concurred with the House of Representatives’ resolutions on the report of the delegation to Kogi State on illegal removal of its Speaker.

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