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Reps adjourns plenary in honour of late member, Prestige

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, suspended its plenary session, to mourn a member, Ossy Prestige, who died recently.

WITHIN NIGERIA reported that, Honourable Prestige, who represented Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State, died at a hospital in Germany.

The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, said Mr Prestige had been sick since the summer of last year.

He said the late lawmaker was initially in a hospital in the United Kingdom but was later transferred to another hospital in Germany, where he died.

“He had been sick for a while, since the summer of last year. He was in a hospital in the UK. I went there to see him before he was later transferred to Germany,” Mr Gbajabiamila said.

“When I visited him in the UK, he narrated how he travelled to the UK, what happened during the flight -it was pathetic.”

The House also postponed reading the letter from President Muhammadu Buhari on the recent appointment of new service chiefs.

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