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Senate to hold special session in late Osinowo’s honour  

By Idowu Abdullahi

Senators at upper chamber of National Assembly will on Wednesday hold a special session in honor of one of their colleagues, late Senator, Adebayo Osinowo, who died recently after a brief illness.

Osinowo, who until his death, represented Lagos East Senatorial District was a four terms member of Lagos State House of Assembly.

The Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, said the special session was to remember the impact of late Osinowo, who was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Industry before his death.

Speaking during plenary on Tuesday, the Senate President reminded the federal lawmakers on the importance of the event billed to hold at the Senate Chamber and that members should endeavor to be present in paying last respect to the deceased. 

He urged senators to be mindful of their appearance and that they should endeavor to dress in accordance with the mood of the occasion. 

It would be recalled that the Senate had on June 30 suspended plenary sessions as a way of mourning and honoring Osinowo.

They, through a resolution, agreed to adjourn plenary till July 1, after adoption of a motion moved by  Senate Leader, Abdulahi Yayaya, representing Kebbi State’s chapter of All Progressive Congress, and seconded by another a minority leader colleague, Sen. Enyinaya Abaribe, from Abia state’s People Democratic Party (PDP).

However, before disengaging the floor, senators expressed sadness over the news of Osinowo who they described as a political stabilizer and patriotic Nigerian. 

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