The Senate is currently holding an emergency plenary session to adopt the vote and proceedings of the last plenary, held on Thursday.
The sitting commenced at 11:55 a.m. with about 54 senators in attendance.
The emergency session was convened to gazette the confirmation of the 10 Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the passage of the 2023 supplementary budget to enable President Bola Tinubu to sign it into law.
The Senate quickly summoned its members to an emergency plenary to adopt the vote and proceedings of the last plenary so that the confirmation of the commissioners and passage of the supplementary budget will be gazetted and transmitted to the president for assent.
After adopting the vote and proceedings, the upper chamber moved into presentation of bills and motions.
The lawmakers debated a motion to mandate schools to locate their Creche and Nursery classes on the ground floor of their high-rise buildings.
Adebule Oluranti (APC, Lagos West), who sponsored the motion, said a toddler, David Udo, died after falling from a high-rise building at Emerald International School, Aba, Abia State.
Another motion debated was the urgent need to dredge River Benue in Adamawa State. This motion was sponsored by Abass Iya (Adamawa Central).
Thereafter, at 12:58 p.m., the Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele, moved a motion that the Senate should go into a closed-door session.
It, therefore, went into the closed session at about 1 p.m. and resumed plenary sitting at 1:40 p.m.
Upon resumption from the closed-door session, the Senate adjourned the plenary till Tuesday.
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