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Budget Debate Delayed Over Bad Air Conditioners In House Of Reps

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The debate into the 2022 budget set to commence on Wednesday, may be delayed due to faulty air conditioners in the House of Representatives chamber.

The chamber had to hurry through Tuesday’s plenary, as lawmakers complained of heat during Tuesday’s session.

Earlier, the Speaker had announced that the House will commence debates on the 2022 budget on Wednesday till Thursday when the House will adjourn for budget defence.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had last week presented the 2022 appropriation bill to the National Assembly.

At the plenary today, Speaker, Gbajabiamila said the House cannot deliberate on the money bill without the AC in the chamber working. He directed the clerk of the House to ensure that the AC are working before tomorrow.

“Clerk please can you make sure that the AC here is working tomorrow. We have to begin the debate of the budget and we cannot do it under this condition. It is very important and very imperative that it is working tomorrow.”

Gbajabiamila also directed the clerk to write the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory on the repairs on the building.

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