Nigeria’s third in command, Senate president, Senator Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday, November 12, complained about the excessive heat in the upper chamber of the National Assembly building. Lawan lamented that the excessive heat at the hallowed chamber was suffocating senators and distracting them from carrying out their functions.
The senate president went on to direct the Clerk to the Senate, Nelson Ayewor to immediately ensure that the cooling system of the chambers was put in order. It was gathered that the heat was caused by malfunctioning of the cooling system in the chambers.
“This chamber appears unduly warm this morning. We can’t be battling with debate and fanning ourselves. “I want to appeal to our colleagues to be patient as the fault would be fixed soonest,” Lawan said.
Nigerian public buildings are known to be poorly managed by officials of government. The National Assembly is one of such buildings affected by poor mismanagement fuelled by corrupt officials who divert resources meant for maintenance into their private pockets.