Nigeria’s House of Representatives were this Tuesday again forced to adjourn its plenary due to faulty sound system.
This is coming same day Nigerian Senate also adjourned sitting as it was not able to form a quorum with only 20 lawmakers who were present for the business of the day.
At the House of Reps the story was different as a good number of the lawmakers were in attendance and they day’s plenary lasted for over an hour.
However, while the plenary lasted, the lawmakers were busy passing a cordless microphone around to enable them to contribute on the floor of the House.
When it was apparent they could not continue that way, the House adjourned till Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
Explaining the development Speaker Yakubu Dogara said the adjournment was needful in order to create room for the sound system to be fixed.
He meanwhile noted that if the problem persists by Wednesday, the House will adjourn sitting indefinitely.
He further explained that the microphones were installed in 1999 and the panels would take three weeks to arrive Nigeria from Germany.
The Tuesday experience was the second time within one week that the House adjoined plenary over a faulty sound system.