The House of Representatives on Thursday adjourned plenary session to Next Tuesday for non provision of Order paper and Votes and Proceeding by the Secretariat.
Consequently, the Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila Called for immediate redeployment of the staff in charge of printing of the Order Paper and Votes and Proceedings for his inability to provide the documents.
The Speaker, who was visibly angered over the anomally directed the Clerk and his deputies to report for a meeting in his office over the ugly development
Worried by the Speaker’s unusual mood, about seven Sergeants-at-arms working within the chamber made frantic efforts at the Rules and Business office to get the Order Papers and the Votes and Proceedings.
While addressing the Clerk, Hon. Gbajabiamila said: “I’m going to hold you responsible.
“I’m going to hold whoever is responsible. This House sits at 11am everybody knows that, it’s 11:20am now, when I came in, nobody was on this floor.
“None of your Deputies were here. Order Paper was not ready, what kind of thing is that?
“What kind of thing is that? That we are now forced to adjourn the House.
“Everybody should see me in my office. House adjourned till Tuesday,” he ruled.
After his ruling, the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Peter Akpatason moved for adjournment while Chairman, House Committee on House Services, Hon. Wale Raji seconded the motion.