Benin - Members of Edo House of Assembly,
on Wednesday asked the Commissioner for Health, Mrs Aihamuwa Eregie to vacate
the house for improper dressing.
Eregie was asked to leave the hallowed chamber during the
presentation of the 2015 budget performance of the Ministry of Health.
Deputy Speaker, Mr Bright Osayande, (APC- Ovia North-East
II) who raised the observation, said the commissioner was not properly dressed
and should not be allowed to appear before the house.
Mr Adjoto Kabiru, (APC Akoko-Edo) who concurred with the
observation, said that the commissioner’s mode of dressing contravened the
"Mr speaker, you will recall that when one of us was not
properly dressed, he was asked to leave the chamber.
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"So the commissioner should excuse us because she is not
properly dressed," Kabiru said.
Other lawmakers, who commented on the point raised by the
deputy speaker, gave their unanimous support that the Commissioner should quit
They asked the commissioner to leave despite pleas by Mrs
Elizabeth Ativie, member representing Uhunmwode constituency.
The Speaker, Mr Victor Edoror, thereafter directed the
commissioner to leave the chamber.
He said that a new date would be communicated to her to
appear for the briefing.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commissioner
wore long sleeve shirt on trouser.