Tinubu to address joint session of National Assembly on May 29

President of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu will address a joint sitting of the National Assembly (NASS) on Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

The Clerk to the National Assembly, Sani Tambawal, in a statement, said the President will address the lawmakers on state of the nation and commission the NASS Library.

“This is to inform Distinguished Senators and Hourable Members that as part the event to commemorate 25 years of unbroken democracy and Legislature in Nigeria, there will be joint sitting of both the Senate and the House of Representatives on Wednesday 29 May, 2024,” the statement partly read.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, will address the joint sitting on state of the nation and also commission the National Assembly Library.

“Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members are expected to be seated by 9am.”

President Tinubu, who was sworn in on May 29, 2023, will mark his first anniversary in office on Wednesday. The Tinubu government introduced some reforms like petrol subsidy removal and unification of the foreign exchange windows but continues to battle the effects of such policies with soaring inflation rates and high cost of living crisis. The President’s handling of the state of the economy has attracted criticism from many Nigerians including elder statesmen and the Organised Labour like the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).