House of Reps to hold emergency session Monday


House of Representatives has called for an emergency plenary session to discuss “urgent national issues.”

The clerk of the House, Yahaya Danzaria, in a statement on Saturday, said the lawmakers will hold the session on Monday. He did not state the subject of discussion.

The terse statement reads: “This is to inform all Hon Members, staff, media and the general public that the House hereby recalls all Hon. Members for an emergency plenary session against Monday, 9th May 2022 at 2:00 pm.

“It is particularly intended to discuss critical issues of national importance. The House regrets any inconvenience this short notice would have caused.”

Normally, the House sits three days a week – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

However, in the last couple of weeks, the lawmakers in the lower chamber have not been holding plenary sessions. They claim that the chamber is being renovated.

Last week, the House held a session to consider some executive bills.

It is, however, suspected that their failure to sit is not unconnected with the ongoing pre-election activities of the political parties, as several of the lawmakers are involved in the electoral process.