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Tinubu To Address Joint Session Of National Assembly To Mark 25 Years Of Democracy

The President and Commander-in- chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Wednesday deliver an address at the joint sitting of the Senate and House of Representatives to mark 25 years of democracy/Legislature in Nigeria.

The President is also expected to commission the new National Assembly Library as part of the events slated for the 25 years celebration.

The joint sitting to commemorate Nigeria’s unbroken democracy will be the first of its kind by the National Assembly since the inception of the Fourth Republic in 1999.

The two chambers only sit jointly during the budget presentation by the President. However, Wednesday’s sitting will be historic in the country’s democracy.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Clerk to the national assembly, Sani Magaji and made available to THE WHISTLER on Tuesday.

The statement reads, “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to deliver an address at the Joint sitting of the National Assembly on Wednesday.”

“The President is also expected to commission the new National Assembly Library as part of the events slated for the 25 years celebration.”

“Also expected to attend the joint session in the national assembly are Vice President Kashim Shettima, Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and governor of Kwara State, Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.”

“The chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, who is the governor of Imo State, Gov. Hope Uzodinma; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.”

“The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barr. Nyesom Wike; the Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Magaji Tambuwal, the Senior Special Assistants to the President for both the Senate and the House, among others.”

“There will be commemorative lectures on 25 Years of the National Assembly: Lessons & Opportunities at the joint sitting.”

“While Gbajabiamila, who served as the Speaker of the 9th House (2019-2023) will deliver a paper on ‘Reflections on the House’, Distinguished Senator (Dr.) David Mark, GCON, the President of the 6th & 7th Senate (2007-2015), will speak on ‘Reflections on the Senate.”

“Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, will also deliver a paper on’ Reflections on the Journey to Democracy.”

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