Commotion At House Of Reps As Lawmakers Block Oil Minister, Kachikwu, From Chamber

By 05:45 Mon, 16 May 2016 Comments

[img]" width="400">The scheduled appearance of Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, at the House of Representatives on Monday has left the lower chamber bitterly divided, as lawmakers bicker over whether the minister should be allowed to enter into the chamber or not.

Mr. Kachikwu was invited to brief lawmakers on the recent increase in the price of petrol.

But when Mr. Kachikwu arrived to honour the invitation, he was met with echoes of anger from lawmakers who started shouting “No! No! No!”

Shortly after noon, House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, moved a motion to let Mr. Kachikwu in, but many lawmakers shouted him down. This prompted the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, to put the matter up for voice vote.
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