- Nigerian lawmakers have introduced 15-minute tea break
- This break will help them stretch their legs
- Also, it will also allow Muslim members to observe their prayers
In a novel development, Nigerian House of Representatives members will be going on a 15-minute break every day of sitting.
The break according to t Daily Trust will the honourbles stretch their legs.
According to the news outlet, the lawmakers said they need to stretch their legs after sitting for a long time at plenary.
Speaking on the development, Benjamin Kali argues that the break will also allow Muslim members to observe their prayers while others have a tea break.
“Medically speaking, you are advised not to sit for too long in one place. If you sit for too long, it is medically unhealthy for you. It affects blood circulation. The world over now, it is being advised not to sit for too long in one place,” he said.
”You know people here (The House of Representatives) are not young people. Only few are young. And even at that, you are advised to take a walk after a while. And in the wisdom of the House, it decided that members should be given 15 minutes to stretch their legs,” he said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the speaker of Nigerian House of Reps Femi Gbajabiamila and the chairman committee on defence, Babajimi Benson, have stated their worry that foreign government is backing insurgency in the country.
According to The Nation, this was disclosed after the lawmakers had a meeting with security chiefs on Wednesday, February 5, following the growing concerns of insecurity in Nigeria.
The House of Reps speaker who confirmed that the conspiracy theory was discussed during the meeting urged the service chiefs to double up their efforts in the fight against insurgency.
Gbajabiamila speaking to reporters in reaction to the allegation said: “Yes, like I said, that is part of the things we discussed. There could be some truth in that.
The speaker while urging the security chiefs to be proactive because Nigerians were anxious to see peace suggested that the security chiefs think outside the box for practical and effective ways of curbing the killings.
The lawmakers further spoke about the reason why the House call for the service chiefs' resignation. He explained that it was natural for the way they reacted because their constituents wanted answers.
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