A mild drama ensued at the upper chamber today during the plenary when Senate President Bukola Saraki, read President Muhammadu Buhari’s cover letter on an executive bill.
While reading out the letter to members, Saraki mentioned 'transmission” in its title which got the Senators reeling in serious laughter.
The title read, “Transmission of the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Amendment Bill 2018.”
Saraki also burst into laughter, forcing him to start reading the letter afresh.”Let me start again,” he said.
Buhari’s letter read, “I forward herewith a draft Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Amendment Bill 2018 for the kind consideration and passage by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria while hoping that the bill will receive the usual expeditious consideration and passage by the distinguished Senate.”
Save you live under the rocks, you should understand the reason for the reaction by the lawmakers.
A few weeks ago, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, took the 'Transmission gospel' to the world in a viral video that showed him struggling to read a speech at the inauguration of the Police Technical Intelligence Unit in Kano, Kano State.
IGP Idris soon became a trend across social media with the footage which was the subject of discussion for days.
In the viral video, the IGP was heard repeatedly saying, "transmission, transmission, omission, sorry... I mean' until someone came to his aid.
A lot of people were left dazed and wondered how he got to the rank of an IGP if he could barely read from a paper.
Although the police had in a swift reaction, claimed that the video was doctored by the IGP's detractors.