Reps forced to adjourn Thursday plenary – Gbajabiamila

…summons Clerk, others over non-provision of Order Paper, Votes & Proceedings

The Representatives on Thursday forced to adjourned the plenary session following the non provision of Order paper and Votes and Proceeding by the Secretariat

Consequently, the Speaker Rep Femi Gbajabiamila Called for the immediate redeployment of the staff assigned to print the Order Paper and Votes and Proceedings for failing to provide the documents

In addition, the Speaker, who was visibly angered over non-availability of the documents, directed the Clerk and his deputies to report for a meeting in his office over the urgly development

Worried by the Speaker’s unusual vexation, about seven Sergeants-at-arms working within the chamber were seen running helter-skelter to the Rules and Business office to get the Order Papers and the Votes and Proceedings.

While addressing the Clerk, Hon. Gbajabiamila said: “I’m going to hold you responsible.

“I’m going to hold whoever is responsible. This House sits at 11, everybody knows that, it’s 11:20, when I came in, nobody was on this floor.

“None of your Deputies were here. Order Paper is not ready, what kind of thing is that?

“What kind of thing is that that we are now forced to adjourn the House.

“Everybody should see me in my office. House adjourned till Tuesday,” he ruled.

After his ruling, the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Peter Akpatason moved for adjournment while Chairman, House Committee on House Services, Hon. Wale Raji seconded the motion.


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