Senators Evacuated As Fire Guts NASS

Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki

Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki

A technical room in the senate wing is of the national assembly is on fire.

He, however, moved for the adjournment of the sittings. The air conditioners broke down.

"The environment is not conducive and as we can see, the air-conditioners are not working".

Senators, who were initially seated in the chamber, have moved out. Fire service men promptly mobilised to deal with the situation. He stated that the atmosphere in the chamber was unbearable and not conducive, and asked for the plenary session to be suspended.

In his remark, President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, agreed with Goje's position.

As a result of this, plenary was adjourned to next week. The senators unanimously voted for the adjournment.

Gobir prayed for adjournment to allow proper examination of the problem.

The smoke quickly spread even into the chamber, forcing the lawmakers to feel uncomfortable. As at the time of filing this report, the Senate was unable to commence sitting as smoke from the fire has taken over the entrance of the Red Chambers.

The cause of the inferno is not yet known.

On the fire, however, the Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori, was not handy to proffer explanations on the matter.

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