When the emergency meeting began today, federal legislators overwhelmingly passed a "vote of confidence" on the speaker of the house.
Mr. Farouk was detained overnight by the police over allegations that he engaged in bribery to remove Mr. Otedola's company, Zenon Oil and Gas Limited from the list of oil marketers involved in fraudulent gasoline imports that led to the theft of $6.7 billion.
The lawmakers at today's emergency meeting adopted a resolution to reenlist Mr. Otedola's Zenon Oil and Gas Ltd and Synopsis Enterprise Ltd on the list of companies that were corruptly enriched through fraudulent subsidy payments.
Full Text Of The Speaker's speech at the plenary session today:
We are on course
Being text of remarks by the speaker, house of representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (CFR) on the occasion of the special plenary session of the house on Friday 15th June 2012