“When we were about to enter into plenary, a big snake just ran out of the chamber which disrupted our sitting and we had to hurriedly leave the chamber,” said Olugbenga Omole, a spokesman for lawmakers.The snake appeared to have fallen from the roof into the plenary chamber. It did not bite anyone before it was caught and killed by parliament staff, said Omole.
The chamber, which has parts of its ceiling covers off, exposing the bare ceiling due to a lack of funds and overdue maintenance, is being blamed for how the snake found its way into the hall.
“That chamber is no longer safe for legislative business and because of that, we decided to adjourn indefinitely. The house will be going on an indefinite recess,” Omole added.
The law makers have vowed not to return to the place until proper fumigation is conducted at the place.