The Nigerian Senate has amended its standing rules in the contest of the office of the President of the Senate or Deputy Senate President.
KOKO TV NG reports that the Red Chamber amended the standing rules during an executive session on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
The new standing rules provide that to be eligible to contest the office of the President of the Senate or deputy, a senator must have served a term in the Nigerian Senate.
In other news, as Nigeria marks her 63rd anniversary of independence on Sunday, the Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele, has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to suspend their plan to embark on an indefinite strike in the national interest.
Bamidele noted that the federal government and all its relevant agencies are working underground to come up with viable options in response to the demands of organised labour.
In a statement on Saturday, Bamidele congratulated Nigerians across all socio-economic and political strata on the 63rd anniversary since Nigeria became an independent nation.
Bamidele observed that Nigeria, from October 1, 1960 to date, despite her internal challenges, remained “a strong, united and indivisible nation that still provides strong leadership not only for West Africa but also the entire Africa.”
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