Lawmakers denies ‘shutdown’ during recess

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, says the House does not totally shut down its activities during recess.

He told Newsman on Monday in Abuja, that Pubic and investigative hearings are suspended for the remaining 3 weeks of the annual recess to put in more measures in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said House’s oversight functions to government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) are still ongoing.

After a meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) convened by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Mr. Gbajabiamila explained that the House has not breached any law or convention by embarking on an annual recess, while recalling that members were working during the recess until when it became imperative to suspend public hearings.

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