The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, say no date had been fixed for the National Assembly to reconvene to consider the 2019 elections budget request forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was contained in a statement released this morning by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu, and Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Turaki Hassan, in Abuja.
The Senate president and the speaker said there’s need for an initial meeting between the Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Electoral Matters and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, before the whole house can reconvene. He however said such meeting is yet to hold.
The National Assembly leaders said until the committees have a ready report for the consideration of the two chambers, it will be most irresponsible to recall members from recess, especially those that may have traveled to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.