The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila says the House will reconvene plenary to address youth-related bills next week.
Gbajabiamila made the announcement on Saturday in Abuja, at a national strategy retreat organised by the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) of the National Assembly.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the retreat was titled, “Rethinking Youth Development in Nigeria”.
Gbajabiamila said that the retreat was coming at a time of a new and intense wave of restiveness sweeping across every part of our country.
The Speaker said that there is a large majority of young people who are tired of the way things are going.
He said the youth want to see rapid and progressive change in the structure of the country and in the practice of democratic government.
“We all know the House suspended plenary to consider the Budget which is a yearly thing we do to give time to pass the budget to maintain our January to December budget cycle.
“But I do intend to reconvene the House to consider a couple of very important things that will affect Nigerians such as the Electoral Law, the PIB and more importantly the Bills that are already in the system concerning the development of the youth.
“So we will hopefully by next week take one or two days to consider those bills and others.