On September 20, the temporary chamber will host the House of Representatives’ next plenary session. This was said in a statement made on Sunday in Abuja by Mr. Yahaya Danzaria, the Clerk of the House. Danzaria stated that members are anticipated to resume plenary at the new, improvised chamber in the new building with a capacity of just 118 seats due to the ongoing refurbishment in the old chamber.
He said that a 236-seat upper deck provision had been added to the new chamber, expanding its space, and that enormous screens had been used to connect the rooms electrically and audio-visually. He added that all other seating arrangements will depend on people’s arrivals and that there were only reserved seats for the presiding and senior officers.
In preparation for its final lap of the 9th assembly, the House began a two-month yearly break on July 20, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, demanded on September 14 that the ongoing restoration of the national assembly facility be finished quickly in order to meet the delivery deadline of August 2023.
Gbajabiamila had examined significant portions of the construction, especially the House of Representatives Chamber, the dome, and the complex’s lobby.