Herman Hembe, a member of house of representatives, on Tuesday asked for a photograph while the lower chamber was deep into its legislative business of the day.


It was observed that he beckoned to an official of the house to take the photograph while he struck a pose.

Hembe, who is the chairman house committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), appeared not to be interested in what was being debated at that moment, as he positioned for the shot.

Nigerians, over time, have complained that most of the lawmakers are being paid huge sums for “doing nothing.”


Recently, Abdulmumin Jibrin had said that some of the lawmakers in the house were not “worthy” to represent their constituents.

“We are tired of members who only come to the chamber, lick Tom Tom, eat ground nuts and go back to their offices. I have to stop that,” he said.

“I want to see a situation where in 2019, if a Nigerian wakes up and says he wants to be a member of the House of Representatives, he has to be someone that when he sits in that chamber and you are seated in your living room, you should be able to say i am proud that this is a member of the house of representatives.”


Jibrin has been suspended for one year following an alleged breach of lawmakers privileges arising from the budget padding allegations he levelled against the Yakubu Dogara, the speaker and four other principal officers.

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