9TH ASSEMBLY HOLDS FIRST SITTING,PRIORITISES SECURITY_Ada Nkong

The 9th House of Representatives on Thursday has held its first plenary after inauguration.

The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) who arrived to a warm welcome at 11:06 am ,swore-in Rep. Musa Sarki-Adar(APC-Sokoto) who was absent at Tuesday’s inauguration.

The oath of office was administered by the Clerk of the house, Mr Patrick Giwa at plenary in Abuja.

Gbajabiamila also mandated that the clerk to notify the President, the Senate and the Secretary to the Federal Government of the Nigeria that the house had elected Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila and Rep. Idris Wase as presiding officers and could now receive communications.

The house at its maiden plenary entertained two motion of Urgent Public Importance bothering on security and environmental hazards.

Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia) moved a motion on the need to urgently address erosion and floods ravaging Nkpa and surrounding communities in Bande Federal Constituency of Abia.

Rep. Muraina Ajibola (PDP-Oyo) moved a motion on the need to address the spate of killing and kidnapping across country.

Members unanimously voted in favour of the motions and Gbajabiamila ruled that the resolutions be forwarded to relevant agencies for implementation.


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