100 DAYS OF 10TH SENATE: How Barau fared as deputy senate president


By Ismail Mudashir

WEDNESDAY, September 20, 2023, marked 100 days of the 10th Senate, which was inaugurated on June 13 following President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s proclamation via a letter to the Clerk to the National Assembly, Sani Magaji Tambawal, in line with Section 64(3) of the 1999 Constitution.

After the election Senate President Godswill Akpabio, on June 13, Senator Barau I. Jibrin, a fourth timer at the National Assembly (three times in the Senate – 2015 to date and once in the House of Representatives – 1999 -2003) emerged as the Deputy President Senate unopposed.

Three weeks after the emergence of the two presiding officers, eight principal officers were named, thus the leadership of the 10th Senate was duly constituted. With the constitution of the leadership, the lawmakers got the parliamentary work started as urged by President of the Senate, Senator Akpabio, in his speech on July 4, 2023, titled, “Let’s get the work started.”

On July 6, Senator Barau,…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper