Senate President Bukola Saraki notes the Point of Order and guides the Senate accordingly on constitutional provisions regarding troop deployment.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu adds that the approval of the National Assembly is needed before the actual point of troop deployment to any nation. #Gambia
Minority Leader Senator Akpabio raises a Point of Order and speaks on the decamping of Senator Effiong from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress. Akpabio says that the PDP will review the earlier mandate they gave to Senator Nelson Effiong which he enjoys as a Distinguished Senator.
Presentation of Reports
1. The Report of the Joint Committees on Women Affairs, Health, Primary Health Care and Communicable Diseases on the oversight visit to Dalori IDP Camp is laid.
2. The Conference Committee Report with the @HouseNGR on the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill SB. 173 & 183 is also laid on the floor.
Confirmation of Nomination request by Mr. President on the Nomination of Mr. Umaru Ibrahim for re-appointment as Managing Director Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) is referred to the Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions for further input.
Consideration of Reports on Bills
1. Adjourned Consideration of the #INECBill Amendment 2017 SB. 231 & 234
Senate continues debate regarding direct/indirect primaries as well as Party Delegates to Ward, LG, State and National Convention. #INECBill
Senate Moves into an Executive Session