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Senate Adjourns Plenary Over Death of NASS Members

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Ijeoma Okeke

The Senate, on Tuesday suspended plenary till Wednesday over the death of two members of the National Assembly.

The deceased Honourable Haruna Maitala and Hon. Suleiman Aliyu Lere who were members of the House of Representatives were honoured with a minute silence by the upper chamber

In line with the tradition of the National Assembly, following a motion moved by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, and seconded by the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe the decision to suspend plenary was accomplished

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The senate leader Yahaya Abdullahi said, “This Distinguished chamber and, to our Distinguished colleagues, the passing of two members of the National Assembly by names of Honourable Haruna Maitala, who until his demise represented Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency of Plateau State, and who we lost on 2nd April, 2021, in a ghastly motor accident.

“The second loss we suffered, was that of another Honourable member, Hon. Suleiman Aliyu Lere, representing Lere Federal Constituency from Kaduna State, whom we also lost on 6th April , 2021.”

“Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues, I rise in accordance with our tradition, to move a two motions: one for the suspension on all other items scheduled for consideration on the order paper today; [And] also another motion for this Distinguished chamber to observe one minute silence in honour of the departed, I so move,” he said.

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