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19 of 35 Nigerian legislators truant as ECOWAS Parliament opens

Nineteen out of the 35 Nigerian agents were on Thursday, missing as the 2018 First Ordinary Session of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opened in Abuja.

Nigeria is the most elevated supporter of the ECOWAS and furthermore has the most astounding number of Members of Parliament as against different nations who have in the vicinity of five and eight delegates to the Parliament.

Be that as it may, when the move call was taken at the opening of the Parliament on Thursday, 19 individuals from the parliament were not on ground to answer their names.

The Opening session which was booked to start at 10 A.M just initiated at around 11:15 A.M. at the point when the Speaker, Moustapha Cisse Lo strolled in and the session started with the ECOWAS Anthem.

Top on the rundown of unmistakable Nigerian administrators who were missing when the move call was taken incorporate previous senate pioneer Ali Ndume.

Others were Sen. Cultivate Ogola, Sen. Biodun Olujimi, Sen. Gershom Bassey, Hon. Ibrahim Danbaba, Sen. Yele Omogunwa and Sen. Isah Hamman Missau.

Different individuals from parliament who were additionally not on ground at the season of the move call include: Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu, Hon. Mani Ashiru, Hon. Shehu Garba Sarkin-Noma, Hon. Sadiq Ibrahim Hon. Olatunbosun Oladele among others.

A couple of those that were available include: Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa, Sen. Nelson Effiong, Hon. Tijjani Kaura, Hon. Mohhammed Shaaba Lafiagi, Sen. Joshua Dariye and Hon Asabe Vilita Bashir among others.

A comparable low turnout of Nigerian agents had been seen at the parliament's session in November 2017 yet columnists were rejected access to the participation records for the session.

A significant number of the Nigerian agents simply come to show up, sign the participation and off they go.

A source at the Parliament who argued obscurity told our journalist that some part in reality simply come in, sign the participation and walk appropriate back to their holding up vehicles and leave.

At the last session in December, the Speaker one event griped about the essentially low turn out of individuals and urged them to go to sessions and to be reliable.

Preceding the move call, the Parliament on a miserable note held a moment hush out of appreciation for late Nigerian official and Member of Parliament, Sen. Mustapha Bukar.

Bukar passed on in April at 63 years old and had since been covered by Islamic rights.

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