The Senate has suspended it’s sitting over the death of the lawmaker representing Bauchi South, Ali Wakili.
Coming under order 43 of the Senate’s standing order, Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, asked the Senate to observe a minute silence in honour of the deceased.
He also asked the Senate to suspend plenary for the day in line with the tradition of the National Assembly.
The lawmakers adopted the two motions after a voice vote and plenary was adjourned at 11:08 am local time.
Senator Wakili died on Saturday and a valedictory service will be held in his honour on Wednesday.