There has been a report of fire outbreak at the senate wing of the National Assembly this morning. This happened on a section of the technical room; at the maintenance unit of the Senate located at the ground floor of the Assembly compound
According to The Punch, the fire outbreak sent smoke through the air conditioning system to the chamber. The technical team in the building have since put out the fire.
Meanwhile a staff familiar with the technical room said the fire started at where air conditioners units serving the assembly are kept. The lawmakers initially tried to go ahead with its plenary, but were compelled to cut it short.
The upper chamber had resumed plenary today but adjourned to Tuesday, saying the atmosphere was not conducive. Ibrahim Gobir, Sokoto-APC, moved that the plenary be adjourned due to the “unconducive” state of the chamber after adoption of votes and proceedings.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who approved the prayer later ruled in favour of the adjournament.
“What you presented to us makes sense. Definitely the chamber is not conducive for today’s s activities and as such, I would direct that we adjourn till Tuesday so that between now and the weekend the members of the services and maintenance unit can ensure that we bring the chamber into a conducive environment.”, he said.