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Reps resume, adjourn plenary in honor of late Shagari


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The House of Representatives upon resumption for the 2019 legislative duty on Wednesday, adjourned proceedings till Thursday in honour of late Rep. Abayomi Ayeola and former President Shehu Shagari.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the sitting was the first in 2019 after the Christmas and New Year break.

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Late Ayeola, a serving member of the House representing Ibeju-Lekki Federal Constituency in Lagos state on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, died during the break.

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Similarly, Mr Shagari who was one time member of the House died on December 31, 2018 during the break.

The Speaker, Yakubu Dogara after reading official communications from families of the deceased at plenary called for prayers for the repose of their souls.

Rep. Pally Iriase offered the Christian prayers, while Rep. Chika Adamu offered the Islamic prayers.

Mr Dogara, later announced that Thursday’s plenary would be used for valediction in honour of Ayeola and Shagari.

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It is the tradition of the House to adjourn plenary for a day in the event of the death of serving member.


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