Due to the fire currently ravaging the Senate wing of the National Assembly, Thursday, plenary has been suspended.
The Senate decided to suspend its Thursday’s sitting after fire broke out in a section of the National Assembly building. The fire was said to have occurred at the maintenance unit of the senate in the morning.
Lawmakers initially tried to go ahead with its plenary, but were compelled to cut it short.
After adoption of votes and proceedings, Ibrahim Gobir, Sokoto-APC, moved that the plenary be adjourned due to the “unconducive” state of the chamber.
“The condition is not very conducive because our chambers are there; yesterday we engaged the contractors working in the senate. We believe it is now Saturday they will be able to finish it,” he said.
Citing order 43, Senator Gobir said that due to the smoke emanating from electrical appliances in the Chamber, plenary should be suspended to allow technicians to rectify the issue.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki however agreed with Gobir and said “Definitely the chamber is not conducive for today’s s activities and as such, I would direct that we adjourn till Tuesday so that between now and the weekend the members of the services and maintenance unit can ensure that we bring the chamber into a conducive environment.”