13th September, 2012
The annual vacation of the House of Representatives ends this weekend, as members begin plenary on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, Victor Ogene, Deputy Chairman of Information and Public Affairs Committee said in a press release on Thursday.
According to him, this clarification comes against the backdrop of inquiries suggesting a likely shift in the resumption date of the House.
While on recess, committees and individual members had been usefully engaged, through constituency outreach programmes, interface with constituents on the proposed constitution review process and the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), as well as oversight on the 2012 budget.
Already, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has instructed all standing committees of the House to – on or before resumption – undertake a through appraisal of the status of implementation of the 2012 Appropriation Act.
This directive is in tandem with the unyielding desire of the 7th House of Representatives to ensure appropriate and timely implementation of the budget, so as to not only fast-track infrastructural development in the country, but also to reflate the national economy currently bogged down by official lethargy.