Nigerian Senators have been told to restrain themselves from granting interviews to the media.
Making this statement today during plenary, Senate President Ahmad Lawan encouraged his colleagues to discuss among themselves if they are dissatisfied with issues either in the country or in the chamber.
The retraining order was made by the Senate President while reacting to the complaints of the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, who faulted the interview granted by the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Channels Television, on Tuesday evening.
He also said that Senators must at all times inform the public correctly as it is their duty such that the press would not be given the wrong impression, the Senate President said.
Also, during the plenary, the Nigerian Senate passed a revised Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper -FSP sent to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday.
The revised MTEF and FSP, therefore, increases the projected aggregate expenditure of the Federal Government for the 2022 fiscal year from N13.98 trillion to N16.45 trillion.
President Muhammdu Buhari had in his letter to the legislative members requested for a review of the 2022-2024 MTEF, explaining that the adjustments were important so as to reflect the new fiscal terms in the Petroleum Industry Act -PIA.