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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

BREAKING: Aisha Buhari attends Plenary at National Assembly

The Nigeria First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday attended the plenary sessions in both chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Mrs Buhari was at the National Assembly to throw her weight behind an item for amendment in the 1999 Constitution which seeks specific seats to be created for female legislators in the country.

She was accompanied to Senate Chamber by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen; and the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.

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Also at the House of Representatives, she was admitted into the chamber alongside the Ministers to witness the laying of the constitution amendment bills.

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila announced to the House that the First Lady was in plenary to show support for women, in certain areas of the Constitution amendment which would benefit women.

The arrival of the First Lady at the Green Chamber was also announced via Twitter on the official handle of the House of Representatives.

Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege had earlier on Tuesday announced that the Senate Committee on Constitution Amendment will lay the report of the 1999 Constitution review before the Senate on Wednesday, February 23.

The Federal lawmakers are also expected to vote on the amendments on March 1.

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