Hopes of early passage of the N8.83 trillion 2019 Appropriation Bill, new National Minimum Wage and other critical bills have been dashed again.

The Senate on Tuesday adjourned plenary to March 12, 2019 due to lack of quorum.

The adjournment was due to the absence of the required 37 senators needed for plenary to hold.

The lawmakers sat for only five minutes with only eight senators in the chambers. Senate President, Bukola Saraki, presided over the brief session.

Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, who moved the motion for the adjournment, explained that most lawmakers are currently in their constituencies because of the National Assembly elections.

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According to him, most lawmakers are yet to know their fate.

"Our members who contested are yet to get their results finally, formally and officially declared and therefore they needed to stay back.

“And others are also in the field to ensure very smooth election process across the country," Lawan said.

Bounce News reports that Saraki is one of the Senate’s biggest casualties of the general elections as he lost his Kwara Central Senatorial seat to APC's Ibrahim Oloriegbe.

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