The senate has adjourned Tuesday’s sitting due to the death of a lawmaker, Ja’afaru Iliyasu from Niger State.
The lawmakers adjourned the sitting to Wednesday.
The adjournment followed a motion by the Senate Leader, Abdullahi Yahaya, who asked his colleagues to postpone plenary in honour of a House of Reps member, Jafaru Illiyasu, who died on Monday.
Thelagostimes gathered that Iliyasu passed away on Monday. Illiyasu, a first-time lawmaker who represented Rijau/Magama Federal Constituency of Niger State, reportedly died at Maitama General Hospital after a brief illness.
On Tuesday, Mr Yahaya asked his colleagues to observe a one-minute silence in honour of the deceased.
The senators after the minute silence adjourned the plenary at about 11:08 a.m. after a voice vote.