The Senate adjourned plenary on Tuesday and held a minute silence in honour of the Senator Bayo Osinowo, who represented Lagos East in the National Assembly, before his demise penultimate week.
The lawmaker died on June 15, following a brief illness, at the age of 64.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, who presided over a brief plenary on Tuesday thereafter, adjourned plenary till Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in accordance with its tradition.
The motion for adjournment was moved by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, following the adoption of the Votes and Proceedings by the Senate.
The motion for adjournment was seconded by the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe.
Osinowo died, shortly after the National Assembly started its two weeks break on June 11.
Osinowo’s colleagues, after the plenary signed a condolence register opened for the deceased at the entrance of the red chamber
Osinowo was the fourth senator to die in the 9th Senate, since its inauguration one year ago.
Senators Benjamin Uwajumogu, Ignatius Longjan and Rose Oko, died this year.
Omo-Agege called for prayers avert further sudden deaths in the upper chamber.
The Senate had said the death of the All Progressives Congress member, who was the Chairman of its Committee on industries, “has dug a gorge in the political ranks of the progressives in the Senate and in Nigeria.’
Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ajibola Basiru, in the statement he issued then, had also described Osinowo as one of the trusted right hand men of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The red chamber said Osinowo was a kind, large hearted and hardworking politician whose roles in entrenching progressive politics in Lagos were quite pivotal.
Also, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, had said he received with shock and sadness the news of Osinowo’s death.
Lawan in a statement by his media office had condoled with Senator Osinowo’s family, friends, political associates and also the government and people of Lagos State over the loss.