NASS Rallies Behind President Jonathan, Approves State of Emergency in 3 States



senate_president__david_mark 600Members of Nigeria’s national  assembly have approved  the state of emergency declared by President Goodluck Jonathan , Adamawa and Yobe states .Jonathan declared the emergency rule  last week and vowed to seek lawmakers’ endorsement ,of course.

The Senate met first on the matter on Tuesday .The upper legislative chambers later proceeded into a closed door session during which the presidential proclamation was discussed and approved.All the 100 senators   endorsed  the  declaration of the state of emergency.

Equally, members of the lower legislative chamber,the House of Representatives also  endorsed Jonathan’s state of emergency.

Reports even before Tuesday’s  sessions  by the lawmakers  suggested President Goodluck Jonathan had consulted with the leadership of the national assembly before making  the proclamation last week.

With this endorsement, the federal lawmakers are renowned  for stonewalling Jonathan’s moves(especially on budget matters) ,this around set politics aside and decided to rally behind the commander- in -chief to save the nation from  the Boko Haram sect which wreaked havoc on the nation.

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