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Reps adjourn sitting over member’s death


The House of Representatives on Tuesday adjourned sitting till tomorrow following the announcement of the death of a member, Mr Elijah Oluwatayo (APC-Lagos).

It will be recalled that the House, like the Senate, had been on recess for about eight weeks.


Speaker  Yakubu Dogara, while reading a letter from the family of the deceased, said that Oluwatayo died on July 20, 2016, at the age of 66.

Dogara also announced the death of three former members of the House – Muhammed Useni, Alex Eze and Etim Atakpa.

He said that Useni represented Makarfi Federal Constituency of Kaduna state from 1999 to 2003, while Eze represented Nsukka/Igboeze Constituency of Enugu state within the same period.

He said Atakpa represented Ikot Ekpene/Essien Udim/Obot Akara Federal constituency of Akwa Ibom from 1992 to 1993 on the platform of the defunct National Republican Convention.

“As a serving member is involved, and as the tradition of the House demands, we have to adjourn sitting till Wednesday to honour the deceased,’’ Dogara said.