The Senate yesterday justified the N125 billion proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the National Assembly budget for the 2020 fiscal year. The National Assembly has a lot of staff to take care of in both chambers. The number of committees is large too because of the volume of work.
The Senate yesterday revisited the sexual harassment bill sponsored by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central) and passed by the Eighth Senate. It specifies a five-year jail term for those who fail to contain their sexual excesses.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has indicated that the 9th National Assembly might take up the issue of local content with the executive arm to ensure that Nigerian engineers take charge of all engineering projects in the country.