The 9th House of Representatives has wound down, with the last plenary of the parliament held on Wednesday adjourned sine die (indefinitely). The Punch.
The House held its valedictory session on Wednesday, which the outgoing Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, presided over.
Leaders and members of the House spent about three and a half hours that the session lasted to recall major events recorded in the chamber in the last four years.
In attendance were former presiding and principal officers of the House, including Ghali Na’Abba, Patricia Etteh, Babangida Ngoroje, Mulikat Akande-Adeola, among others.
Etteh spoke on behalf of the ex-lawmakers, after which Gbajabiamila presented 9th House membership certificates to members, starting with the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase.
The Speaker noted that it was the first time in the history of the National Assembly that certificates would be issued to outgoing members.
At the close of the session, Gbajabiamila asked the Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, to move a motion for the House to adjourn sine die. It was seconded by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu.
Gbajabiamila put the motion to voice vote, which the lawmakers unanimously adopted.
The 10th National Assembly is billed for inauguration on Tuesday.