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Nigeria Senate Goes on Three-Week Break

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The Nigerian Senate adjourns plenary till April 13, 2021, due to Easter break which will commence on Thursday 25, 2021.

This was disclosed on Wednesday by Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the end of plenary on Wednesday.

According to Lawan, the break is scheduled to commence Thursday and last till Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

The Senate President however revealed that standing committees of the Senate would continue to carry out their legislative work during the break period.

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In other news, a Bill for an Act to amend the Police Service Commission Act 2001 to strengthen it for effective oversight of the Nigeria Police Force and for other related matter, 2021 is read the second time before the senate.

The Nigerian Senate in a long thread on its official Twitter account on Wednesday, March 24 disclosed that the bill was read before the assembly again following support of the second reading by Senator Chukwuka Utazi.

In his remark, while commending the sponsor of the bill, Utazi said the bill was a very important amendment to ensure the police is well catered for.

He said: “I rise to support the second reading of this Bill. I want to thank the sponsor of this Bill for coming forward with this very important amendment to make sure the Police is well catered for.”

Subsequently, the bill was read the second time and the senate referred to the Committee on Police Affairs to report back within four weeks.