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- Offensive Odour In Chamber Forces Reps To Adjourn Plenary Till Nov 17
Poor sanitary facilities including stinking toilets, a leaking roof, lack of water forced the House of Representatives to adjourn plenary abruptly due to an offensive odour which pervaded the chamber.
The overpowering stench made the
environment un-conducive, following non-availability of water to take care of the toilets.
Deputy Speaker, Sulaimon Yussuff Lasun, who presided at plenary, adjourned sitting till November 17 to allow an overhaul of the place, even as he assured his colleagues that the House Services Committee was handling the situation.
The member representing Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency of Cross River State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Micheal Etaba raised a Point of Order where he lamented the entire environment, both within and outside the chamber, was full of offensive odour and that water was not running in his office.
He also told his colleagues that the chamber was not conducive as a result of the stench.
Lasun reiterated that the situation was being handled by the House Services Committee and, thereafter, after exhausting motions on the day’s order paper, adjourned to next Tuesday.
Beside the persistent lack of water in the premises, monitors in the House do not show clearly, the cooling system is not functioning well, microphones are no longer audible and, even the roof in the chamber is leaking.