Senate adjourns plenary, to resume November

Senate adjourns plenary, to resume November

The Senate has begun a two weeks break to allow its committees to carry out their oversight functions.

The senators will resume on November 6.

During the break, only plenary will not hold.

The different committees are expected to function  during the break, Senate President Bukola Saraki disclosed on Wednesday.

“It is only plenary session that is being suspended. We expect our committees to carry out oversight in this period,” he said.

He stated further:  “When we debated the Eurobond, there were a lot of questions on implementation and utilisation of those loans. But because of the expediency and the demand from the executive that we approve those loans, we did it but with the understanding that our committees will quickly go and do oversight in MDAs to see that those funds have been properly utilised.

 “And also budget implementation of 2018, and the poverty social intervention programme that we raised. So, I will like all our committees that during this period, to carry out the necessary oversight so that we can report when we do resume back to plenary. The committees will be meeting till 6th of November.”