Gbajabiamila cautions House clerk as faulty microphones delay first plenary

Gbajabiamila cautions House clerk as faulty microphones delay first plenary

- Femi Gbajabiamila had an awkward moment during plenary on Thursday, June 13, as his microphone did not work

- The situation occurred when Musa Sarki-Adar (APC-Sokoto) who was not around during the inauguration was about to be sworn in

- The speaker therefore warned the clerk of the House to always ensure that sounds in the House are checked before the beginning of every session

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, experienced an awkward moment on Thursday, June 13, as the microphones attached to his seat refused to work.

The event happened when the speaker was to swear in Musa Sarki-Adar (APC-Sokoto), a member who was absent at the Tuesday’s inauguration, and the oath of office was to be given by the clerk of the House, Patrick, Independent reports.

The fault could not be immediately fixed by the technical staff as the speaker had to later ask the clerk to delegate entire members of the technical team to always check the sound system before every session.

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Immediately the microphone began working, Gbajabiamila gave a warning to the clerk on how to ensure everything works well before sessions begin.

He said: “Please, moving forward, the clerk must delegate some of his responsibilities to ensure that everything from the microphone, light, and air-conditioning system are in precision order before members come into the chamber so that we don’t experience this kind of thing again.”

Even after the speaker’s microphone was fixed, only a section of the House had functional microphones as members had to seat where the microphones functions.

It was gathered that the maintenance of equipment in the house is in the care of clerk of the National Assembly (CAN), Mohammed Ataba Sani Omolori and not in the hands of the clerk of the House.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that the ninth National Assembly started sessions on Thursday, June 13, as unemployment remains a big challenge in the country.

Many job seekers stormed the premises of the House of Representatives hoping to be aides to the new lawmakers.

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The job seekers were mostly women as they stood in groups, hoping to present their Curricula Vitae (CV) to the lawmakers after the plenary.

Immediately the legislator finished their sessions, the job hunters ambushed them at the lobby, showing them reason why they were the most suited for the positions. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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