The House of Representatives has marked the end of the first session of the first legislative year of the 10th Assembly.
At the short ceremony following the plenary, the Speaker Dr Tajudeen Abbas, stated that the 10th Assembly, aptly called the Peoples Parliament, had taken several landmark legislative actions including progressive motions and bills, through the work of several special and ad hoc committees in line with its constitutional mandate, aimed at addressing crucial issues in the country.
He said the Prof. Julius Inhonvbere-led House Ad Hoc Committee on Legislative Agenda is in the process of extensive consultations to secure the input of critical stakeholders towards finalizing the legislative agenda that would guide legislative efforts for the rest of the 10th assembly.
The session also featured the announcement and inauguration of the leadership of the House Standing Committees, in line with Section 62(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
The Speaker said during the recess, the members will continue to carry out legislative activities at the committee level, as well as constituency outreach across the 360 federal constituencies in the country.
Dr Abbas added that the 10th Assembly will continue to live up to the expectations of the good people of Nigeria, to advance accountability and proactive engagements, as well as prioritize working with other arms of government to uplift the most vulnerable, and champion the best interests and well-being of Nigerians.
The House has now proceeded on a 6-week recess.