Lagos Lawmaker To Pay N.3m To Colleagues For Reciting Yoruba Alphabet

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A Lagos lawmaker representing Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency 2, Hon Ipoola? Omisore, has been directed by the Speaker of the House, Hon Adeyemi Ikuforiji to pay three of his colleagues a sum of N100,000 each with a threat to withdraw the money from his imprest if he failed to pay.

Omisore during plenary session yesterday pledged to pay N100, 000 to any member who could recite the Yoruba alphabets without blabbing.

Omisore’s made the pledge when the member representing Shomolu Constituency 1, Rotimi Olowo, blabbed while trying to point out an error in the votes and proceedings paper of the last sitting, which was written in Yoruba Language.

Olowo’s error got Omisore bothered as he stood up to inform the Speaker that such an act should not be condoned. According to him, lawmakers should be able to recite alphabets in Yoruba language. I want to throw this challenge that I will give a N100, 000 to any member who can recite the alphabet without blabbing.”

The Deputy Leader of the House, Lola Akande, took up the challenge and recited the alphabets from the beginning to the end without committing any error.

The speaker also called on members representing Ikorodu Constituency 2 and Badagry Constituency 2, Adebimpe Akinsola and Suuru Avoseh respectively,who also recited the alphabets perfectly.

The Speaker, therefore, ruled that Omisore should pay the three members a sum of N100,000 each, and should he fail to do so by today, the money would be? deducted from his imprest.?

Though, Omisore later protested that he only offered to pay just a member, the Speaker insisted that he would pay the three members who recited the alphabets perfectly, and ordered the Clerk of the House, Segun Abiru to deduct the money from Omisore’s imprest if he failed to pay the lawmakers involved.?


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