Senate moves to amend Standing Rules
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday during plenary, disclosed plans to amend the upper chamber’s Standing Rules.
Mr Lawan said the decision to update the current rules adopted in 2015 was to align it with current realities.
The senate president explained that the amendment would allow the Senate to accommodate committees created under the 8th Assembly and not captured in the standing rules.
“The copies of the proposals will be distributed today and the idea is for all of us to study them between now and Monday, and on Tuesday we will look into them.
“So, if any of us has any idea of an additional thing or suggestion on what has been introduced by Tuesday we should be able to have our positions.
“It is inevitable that the standing orders as they are today have to be amended for us to be up-to-date in everything that we do here,” he said.
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