Olufemi Adebanjo, a member of the House of Representatives, has pleaded with the House, against the wearing of face masks in the chamber, making it known that it was affecting their respiratory organs.
According to reports, the lawmaker, who is representing Alimosho Federal Constituency in Lagos State, stated, “I want to inform the National Assembly, especially the House of Representatives, concerning the masking of our faces coming into the chamber. For the past two months, I have not heard of any case of COVID in Nigeria or abroad.”
He maintained, “Mr Speaker, the masking has been a very painful one and the earlier the better we relaxed the rule that compulsorily asks honourable members to wear a mask. If you look around, you can see how many people are using the mask.”
He opined, “It affects our respiratory system and our lungs. So, there is no more COVID in Nigeria, there is no more COVID abroad. I would prefer we relaxed the rule, Mr Speaker.”
He remarked, “So, it is not for the Speaker to rule on their duty that has been prescribed duly by an Act of the National Assembly. I want to beg that we should continue to comply with the regulations set for our country and the world. We note your concern. Your point of order is noted.”