Nigerian Senator, Biodun Olujimi representing Ekiti south has been under fire for instructing her aide to assault a member of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN). It was gathered that the Nigerian Senator ordered the assault because the PASAN member shared an elevator with her.
The assault ordered by the Senator who was on her way to the public hearing of the Senate committee on petroleum downstream, investigating the N5 trillion subsidy payment to the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC), made workers at the national assembly create a scene on Monday.
An eyewitness told Premium Times that the said lawmaker directed her aide to “slap” the legislative official, who immediately responded in kind. The PASAN staff however slapped the senator and not her aide.
Mrs. Olujimi left the elevator and challenged the PASAN official, who was immediately shielded by his colleagues.
The PASAN staff refused to apologise, and it took the intervention of National Assembly security officials to rescue her from the scene. Other PASAN members declined comments and refused to give the name of the official involved.
A national assembly staff said: ”From today, I will start entering lift with senators. No senator will ever push me out.”
The lawmaker thereafter attended public hearing. In a chat with some journalists after the hearing, she vowed to take up the case with the National Assembly security.