The Senate, on Tuesday has adjourned till Wednesday, April 27, 2022, over the death of Hon. Ekpenyong Nse Bassey. Bassey, until his death, was the lawmaker representing Oron Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State in the House of Representatives. The upper chamber adjourned plenary upon resumption from a one-week recess to mark the Easter celebration. The sitting on Tuesday was presided over by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta Central).
The motion for adjournment was moved by the Deputy Leader, Ajayi Boroffice, and seconded by the Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda. Moreso, the lawmaker was reported to have died on Sunday in Uyo, at 4 pm. The Senate, moments before adjourning till Wednesday, held a minute silence to mourn the demise of the lawmaker.