Members of the House of Representatives from the Niger Delta area are presently
spoiling for struggle with the management of the National Assembly over the discount of host group funds from 5% to three% within the harmonised model of the Petroleum Industry Bill.
SaharaReporters learnt that it has been a rowdy session since Thursday morning even earlier than the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, made his method into the chamber for the graduation of plenary session.
The South-South members, armed with copies of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, waited for the procession of the Speaker into the chamber to start the enterprise of the day.
The lawmakers from the Niger Delta area, noticeably, Hon. Chinyere Igwe and Hon. Boma Goodhead from Rivers State and the Hon. Bede Eke from Imo State thereafter began shouting “5 percent”, gesticulating with their palms to attract consideration.
As the rowdy session was one, the Speaker and different principal officers matched into the chamber.
In a bid to calm the fray nerves of the lawmakers, Gbajabiamila subsequently known as for an government session of the House.