Tinubu to address joint session of National Assembly on Wednesday

Tinubu had no plan to address Nantional Assembly on Wednesday

President Bola Tinubu will address the joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday to mark the 25 years of unbroken democracy and legislature in Nigeria.

The Clerk of the National Assembly, Sani Tambawal, announced on Monday in a statement.

Mr Tambawal also said the president would commission the newly built library complex in the National Assembly.

“This is to inform Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members that as part of the event to commemorate 25 years of unbroken democracy and Legislature in Nigeria, there will be a joint sitting of both the Senate and the House of Representatives on Wednesday, 29 May 2024.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR will address the joint sitting on State of the Nation and also commission the National Assembly Library.

“Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members are expected to be seated by 9 a.m.”

Over the years, the address of the joint session of the National Assembly has been reduced to just the annual budget presentation.

However, the 25 years of interrupted democracy seem to have presented a milestone for celebration.

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Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999 with the swearing-in of former President Olusegun Obasanjo on 29 May 1999. This current republic is the longest since independence in 1960, as it has existed without military incursion.

Mr Tinubu, a member of the short-lived Third National Assembly, was one of the victims of the military incursion on 17 November 1993 when the Sani Abacha junta dissolved the legislature.


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