The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday held a minute silence in honour of late Senator representing Lagos East in the National Assembly, Senator Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo also known as Pepperito.
The lawmaker died on June 15, 2020, following a brief illness at the age of 64.
The upper chamber which was presided over by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, thereafter, adjourned plenary till Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in accordance with its tradition.
The Senate Observed a Minute Silence in honour of Senator Bayo Osinowo & adjourned proceedings for signing of Condolence Register led by @OvieOmoAgege DSP and fixed Valedictory Session for the deceased colleague for tomorrow. RIP Pepperito @Ebiwali_@DrAhmadLawan@NGRSenate
The motion for adjournment was moved by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (APC – Kebbi North), immediately after the adoption of the Votes and Proceedings by the Senate.
“In accordance with our tradition, I hereby move that the Senate observe a minute silence, adjourn plenary in his honour and suspend all legislative activities till Wednesday, the 1st of July, 2020”, Yahaya Abdullahi moved.
The motion for adjournment was seconded by the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP – Abia South).
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020