Senate vows not to bow to intimidation

Senate vows not to bow to intimidation

The Nigerian Senate has resolved not to bow to intimidation and insist on carrying on with its constitutional duties.


 

This resolution was reached at Senate Executive session after about two hours closed door session. The senate vowed never to bow to any form of intimidation while discharging its constitutional duties.

Galaxy television gathered that Senator Barau Jibrin at a Senate plenary denied reported seizure of 13 cars from his resident by Nigerian Customs Services (NCS).

The resolution of the senate followed series of allegations and attacks on the upper chamber.

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at a plenary, said the lawmakers deliberated on issues bothering on the integrity of the National Assembly particularly the Senate.

On the other hand, Saraki has issued a 48-hours ultimatum to committees that are yet to submit reports of 2017 budget defense of various MDAs, to the appropriation committee.

Senator Saraki said over 20 committees were yet to submit their reports, adding that they had up to Thursday as dead line.

Meanwhile Senator Barau Jibrin from Kano North has denied reported impounding of 12 new Toyota Hilux and one Land Cruiser SUV belonging to him by Customs.

The point of order raised under order 43 of Senate standing rule, was later referred to Senate Committee on ethics, privileges and public petition, to report back in 2 weeks.

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