OrderPaperToday– The House of Representatives on Tuesday adjourned its plenary session by a day after a two-month annual recess to honour a deceased member, late Adedayo Isaac Omolafe from Ondo state.
It would be recalled that the late lawmaker, popularly called ‘Expensive,’ was reported dead on August 16, 2021, after a brief illness.
Until his death, the late member represented Akure South/Akure North federal constituency. Omolafe was a first-time lawmaker elected on the opposition platform, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In addition, he served as the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Poverty Alleviation.
The adjournment was announced by the presiding officer of the House, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, after the routine procession, prayers, adoption of previous votes and proceeding and announcements.
Additionally, the House held an interfaith prayer for the repose of the deceased’s soul. The House likewise observed a minute silence and after that adjourned plenary as moved by the House majority leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa. The motion of adjournment was seconded by the Minority leader, Mr. Ndudi Elumelu. He urged the House to suspend further proceedings till Wednesday in honour of their departed colleague.
Similarly, Mr Umar Lawal Muda, while speaking to OrderPaper Nigeria, said that death was inevitable. Muda a member from Bauchi state added that it could be anybody’s turn irrespective of whether you are a lawmaker or not.
In closing, the lawmaker said that “death is a natural phenomenon, and it is on all of us. But, unfortunately, it has happened too many times in the national assembly. I only pray that God will protect us all in the national assembly.”