- The public address system in the Senate broke down
- Efforts by National Assembly staff on chamber duties to prod the mic to work proved abortive
- Ahmad Lawan consequently approved that the Senate leader speak from a microphone in another seat
The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, December 3, suffered a blow as the public address system in the upper chamber broke down.
This led to the inability of the Senate leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, to give an address from his seat.
According to The Nation, Abdullahi was about to move a motion for the Senate to observe a minute’s silence and suspension of plenary in honour of Hon. Jafaru Illiyasu Auna when the microphone incident happened.
Auna, a House of Representatives member died in Abuja on Sunday, December 1.
All efforts to make the mic work was unsuccessful and as a result of this Ahmad Lawan approved that the Senate leader speak from a microphone in another seat.
According to the news outlet, this is in violation of the standing orders of the upper chamber.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the air conditioning system of the Nigerian Senate chamber which malfunctioned caused uncomfortable moments for the legislators.
This was disclosed when the Senate president frowned at the malfunctioning air conditioning system at plenary on Tuesday, November 12.
The situation led Lawan to direct the clerk of the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, to rectify the situation immediately.
”The whole chamber is not conducive as the air conditioners are not functioning optimally as our members are feeling the heat, so clerk ensure the cooling system work well,” he said.
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