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The Senate and the House of Representatives will on Wednesday, May 29, hold a joint sitting to mark the 25 years of unbroken democracy in Nigeria.

The sitting, the first of its kind since the return to democracy in 1999, will feature paper presentations by eminent Nigerians, including former military Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd).

This is contained in a statement jointly signed by spokespersons of Senate and House of Representatives, Sen.Yemi Adaramodu and Rep. Akin Rotimi on today.

The spokesperson stated that the event would be marked by series of programmes scheduled to begin at 10 am tomorrow, in the Green Chamber of the House of Representatives.

Highlights of the event, he added, will include a keynote speech by President Bola Tinubu.

He said the event would also feature commemorative lectures on the theme: “25 Years of the National Assembly: Lessons & Opportunities.”.

He noted that the lectures would be delivered by Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, former Speaker, 9th house of representatives, Dr David Mark, former president of the 6th and 7th senate and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Head of State.

The event would also include the unveiling, commissioning and tour of the new National Assembly Library Complex, named, President Bola Tinubu Building.

The event is expected to be attended by distinguished guests, including the Vice President, Deputy President of the Senate, Deputy Speaker of the House, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief of Staff to the President, and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum(NGF).

Other dignitaries include Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Clerk to the National Assembly, among other notable dignitaries.(NAN)

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