House of Reps Hold Valedictory Session, Winds Down 9th Assembly

The 9th House of Representatives has concluded its activities, with the final parliamentary session held on Wednesday and adjourned indefinitely. During the valedictory session, the outgoing Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, presided over the proceedings, and the leaders and members of the House spent approximately three and a half hours reflecting on significant events that occurred in the chamber over the past four years.

Prominent figures such as Ghali Na’Abba, Patricia Etteh, Babangida Ngoroje, and Mulikat Akande-Adeola, who previously held presiding and principal positions in the House, were in attendance. Etteh spoke on behalf of the former lawmakers, after which Gbajabiamila presented certificates of membership for the 9th House to its members, beginning with the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase.

Gbajabiamila highlighted that it was the first time in the history of the National Assembly that certificates would be issued to outgoing members. Following this, the principal officers took photographs with Gbajabiamila. To formally conclude the session, Gbajabiamila requested the Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, to propose a motion for the House to adjourn indefinitely, a motion that was seconded by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu. The motion was then unanimously adopted by the lawmakers through a voice vote.

The 10th National Assembly is scheduled to be inaugurated on Tuesday.

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