The Upper legislative chambers, the Senate has adjourned sitting for a day in honour of the members of the House of Representatives who died recently.
Those being honoured with the privilege are Haruna Maitala and Suleiman Aliyu Lere and the action is a consequence of a motion moved by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi which was seconded by the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe on plenary on Tuesday.
While moving the motion, Abdullahi said, “This Distinguished chamber and to our Distinguished colleagues, the passing of two members of the National Assembly by names of Honourable Haruna Maitala, who until his demise represented Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency of Plateau State, and who we lost on 2nd April, 2021, in a ghastly motor accident.
“The second loss we suffered, was that of another Honourable member, Hon. Suleiman Aliyu Lere, representing Lere Federal Constituency from Kaduna State, whom we also lost on 6th April, 2021.”
Colleagues of the lawmaker wasted no time before adopting the motion, which they unanimously believe was a fitting tribute to the memory of the deceased.