Today, a member of the House of Representatives was reprimanded and asked to leave due to inappropriate attire. The member, who was wearing a T-shirt and jeans, entered the alternative Chamber towards the end of the day’s proceedings and took a seat.
Billy Osaweru (APC, Edo) raised a point of order, bringing attention to the member’s dress, which he claimed violated the House’s dress code. According to the House rules, members are required to wear a suit and tie or complete traditional attire when attending plenary sessions.
During his point of order, Osaweru stated, “Mr. Speaker, our rules clearly specify the importance of proper attire when attending plenary sessions.”
“Mr. Speaker, if you look upstairs, there is a member in Chamber wearing a T-shirt and jean trousers.”
While Osaweru was raising the point of order, the member stood up and walked out of the Chamber with Speaker Tajudeen Abbas saying, “point of order complied with.”