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Senate suspends public hearings over coronavirus


The Senate on Thursday suspended public hearings curb the spread coronavirus

Senate president Ahmad Lawan announced the suspension during Thursday’s plenary session.

Lawan said all forms of public hearing and excursion of students to the Senate is suspended till further notice.


The Senate also passed five bills for first reading during plenary.

The bills are Federal College of Education Shagari Establishment Bill 2020 sponsored by Sen. Ibrahim Danbaba (PDP Sokoto- South), Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority Act Amendment Bill 2020 by Sen. Akpan Bassey (PDP, Akwa Ibom North-East).

Others are Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine of Nigeria Establishment Bill by Sen.Ibrahim Oloriebe (APC Kwara- Central) among others.

It also received the report of the Committee on Power on addressing Nigerian’s Power Problems.

The report, which was laid by the Chairman of the Committee, Dr Gabriel Suswam (PDP-Benue North-East) would be considered by the Senate March 24.

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