Chamber not Marketplace, Gbajabiamila Blasts Lawmakers for Disrupting Plenary

Chamber not Marketplace, Gbajabiamila Blasts Lawmakers for Disrupting Plenary

- Lawmakers who disrupted the House of Representatives have been blasted by the speaker

- Those criticised are said to be in the habit of roaming around during plenary

- According to Gbajabiamila, members must understand that the chamber is a revered place

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In a stark warning, Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives, has condemned members who carried out activities that disrupted the smooth proceedings in the chamber.

Specifically, he lambasted lawmakers with the habit of roaming around the chamber and having group discussions during plenary.

According to him, the chamber is not a marketplace, saying: “That is why it is called a ‘hallowed’ chamber, Tribune reports.

The Punch reports that deputy minority leader, Toby Okechukwu, had raised a point of order to decry the disorder in the chamber.

Chamber not marketplace, Gbajabiamila blasts lawmakers for disrupting plenary
Gbajabiamila has blasted lawmakers for disrupting plenary. Photo credit: @femigbaja
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Meanwhile, had reported that the House of Representatives may soon pass a Bill for an Act that will permit Nigerians from the age of eighteen to carry arms for self-defence.

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A Bill to that effect, entitled: “Firearms Amendment Bill,” has already been sponsored by Honourable Adejoro Adeogun.

Adeogun is representing Akoko South East/Akoko southwest constituency of Ondo state in the green chambers. also confirmed media reports that there has been mass resignation of soldiers in the Nigerian Army.

A total of 356 troops of the Nigerian Army were reported to have resigned from the service in July 2020, but military authorities denied it.

Findings of the House committee on the army made public on Tuesday, March 2, indicate that the reports were authentic.

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Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.


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