A member of the Lagos state House of Assembly representing Kosofe Constituency II, Moshood Oshun has revealed that he warned the Speaker of the House about sitting arrangements even before a colleague Tunde Braimoh died of covid-19, but was not given attention.
He made the revelation in a statement on Sunday, adding that there was the need for adequate distancing in the chamber in order to ensure total compliance with the COVID-19 safety rules and regulations before resumption on Monday (today).
He said: “I had approached the Speaker (Mudashiru Obasa) to complain about the sitting arrangement, especially as it concerns me. My concern was that there is the need for more spacing in the sitting arrangement in the chamber.
“My point was that some of us are not exactly young and you know how this pandemic deals with people of the older age bracket and I suggested that since there is space in the chamber, there was no need crowding ourselves around.
“After I had told him in his office, I thought we had understanding about the issue, but when I came into the chamber and sat on another seat, the Speaker frowned at it and ordered that I return to my regular seat and when he could not see things from my point of view, I decided to leave the chamber so that peace can reign.
“However, I was accused of walking out on the Speaker by a section of the media, who said my complaint was that I was not comfortable on my allocated seat,” he said.