By Danjuma Aliyu
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, today read the letter seeking the confirmation of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN.
Justice Onnoghen has been in office in acting capacity following the retirement of his predecessor, Mahmud Mohammed in November 10, 2016.
The National Assembly was unable to read his confirmation letter until today when it resumed back from a three week break to allow “members participate in their various committees for the defence of budget estimates by Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.”
Today’s session began with the Senate President leading the opening prayer.
Senator Saraki who returned from a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in London, read a letter in which the President asked to extend his holiday.
Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan “moves that Plenary be adjourned to Wednesday 22nd February in honour of the late @HouseNGR memeber, Bello Sani.
“Minority seconds. SP, @bukolasaraki puts the question and Plenary is adjourned to Wednesday, 22nd February 2017. #GavelBang #TodayInPlenary”.
Before adjourning, the Senate President who represents Kwara Central also officially announced the defection of Andy Uba to the All Progressive Congress.
Senator Uba, who represents the Anambra South Senatorial zone moved from the Peoples Democratic Party. He made his intention to leave the party known on Wednesday, 1 February, 2017.