The House of Representatives on Tuesday in Abuja adjourned plenary owing to “unbearable heat” on the chamber.
This adopted a movement of adjournment moved by a member of the House, Haruna Dederi, over the dangerous state of air conditioners within the chamber.
While elevating the order, he stated, “Sir, Order 7 of the rules of this House has given you powers to absolutely control whatever goes on here to preserve decorum. To preserve the atmosphere within which we should operate. We are suffocating because the place is extremely hot.
“In my opinion Sir, we could have a way of either adjourning the business of the day or give time so that the air conditioners can be out in proper shape. Whatever thing that you can do to save us from this physical situation in which we live.”
In his response, the Speaker stated, “It is a good point and it is something I just confirmed with the deputy speaker. I think what we would do is, read your titles and go to your prayers, we put the question to debates and we try and run through this as quickly as we can because we have a couple of matters under consideration for committee of the whole, which I think we should quickly address.
“We take this one and go straight to consideration of reports, so we can leave here.”