THIS IS NIGERIA! Defective Microphones Force Reps To Adjourn Sitting
House proceedings have witnessed hiccups since Tuesday, forcing members to move from seat-to-seat in the hopes that some of the microphones will work.
But on Wednesday, November 7th, the lawmakers decided to adjourn plenary abruptly due to malfunctioning microphones.
Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, amid the frustration, suddenly adjourned sitting till Thursday.
The speaker told disappointed members that the audio system had become outdated and had faced technical challenges in recent times.
He explained further that a recent power surge completely weakened the panels connecting all the microphones on the front rows of seats in the chamber.
The speaker said, “The microphones are not working, we had a power surge and you know, these technologies are outdated and they keep changing.
“What we have here, they were installed in 1999. I have been told the panels have been ordered from Germany and will be delivered in another three weeks.”
For members to be able to sit on Thursday (November 8th), the speaker asked the maintenance officers to dismantle the panels on the back rows for installation on the front rows so that lawmakers could use the microphones on the front seats.
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