Senate adjourns plenary over death of 2 lawmakers



The Senate, on Tuesday on from its two weeks recess, adjourned plenary April 14, death of two members of the National .

This followed the adoption of a motion by Senate Leader, Sen. Yahaya Abdullahi (APC- Kebbi) and seconded by Minority Leader, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia).

“The distinguished chamber and our distinguished colleagues, the passing of two members of the National , Mr Haruna Maitala, until his demise represented Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency of Plateau and died on April 2, in a accident.

“The second loss we suffered was Mr Suleiman Aliyu Lere, representing Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, died on April 6.

“Mr President, distinguished colleagues, I rise in accordance with our tradition, move two motions:

“One for the suspension of all other items for consideration on the order paper today.

“And also another motion for this distinguished chamber observe one minute silence in honour of the departed, I so move,” Yahaya said.

President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, while putting the motion to a voice which was unanimously adopted, described the demise of the two lawmakers as another sad development for the national .

The Senators thereafter, observed a minute silence in honour of the deceased before adjourning plenary to April 14. (NAN)