The House of Representatives resumed plenary on Tuesday after an annual recess that lasted almost two months.

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila in his opening speech welcomed his colleagues and charged them to resume legislative business in earnest.

He also used the occasion to call on all ad hoc committees to hand over to the standing committees for further legislative Input.

Critical issues such as the early passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, reintroduction of Estimated Billings, Incessant Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians in South Africa also topped the agenda .

The speaker at sitting in Tuesday introduced a new system of members reciting the National Pledge at the beginning of each siting.

This for him is a commitment to letting their electorate know the lawmakers have their interest at heart .