Fire scare forces Senate to adjourn till Tuesday

Strange fire at the National Assembly on Thursday forced the Senators to adjourn abruptly.

The smoke of the fire was sad to have taken over the Senate chamber which made the air conditioner not to work smoothly.

The smoke in time had taken over the whole area, extending to the corridor.

Consequent upon the development, Senator Abdullahi Gobir (Sokoto-APC) raised a point of order to lament that the chamber was not conducive for the lawmakers.

He said, “The condition is not very conducive because our chambers are there. We engaged the contractors working in the Senate. We believe it is now Saturday they will be able to finish it.”

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

“So, I propose we adjourn to Tuesday.”

Senate President Bukola Saraki agreed with the position.

He said, “I can see what you presented to the effect that the environment is not conducive and as such I think we should adjourn to Tuesday when the chamber will be conducive.”

However, reports later stated that it was a section of the technical room of the National Assembly’s Senate wing that caught fire on Thursday.