NASS Staff Slumps, Dies as Another Falls From Scaffold, Sustains Injuries

On Monday, a member of the National Assembly’s staff collapsed and died while attempting to enter the Assembly’s second floor through the staircase.

Abdul Olajide Abayomi (34), according to eyewitness accounts, stumbled and fell on the upper rung of the stairway. Before anyone could aid him, he tumbled to the landing of the staircase.

Cleaners who saw him fall were alleged to have called colleagues, who came to his aid right away.

His colleagues allegedly hurried him to the National Assembly Clinic for medical treatment, but he died en route.

He was claimed to have died as a result of cardiac arrest and other ailments.

He worked for the Directorate of Inter-Parliamentary and Protocols of the National Assembly‘s Inter-Parliamentary Department.

Also, an Ad hoc worker was also said to have fallen from a scaffold while working at the fourth floor of the National Assembly Complex which left him with a deep cut on his head, aside other injuries.

The worker (not staff) was said to have been taken to the National Hospital where he is receiving medical attention.

The injured worker is said to be recuperating.

The Director of Information, National Assembly, Dr Emmanuel Agada, said he could not confirm the death incident since he has not received any information on it.

“Honestly, i just left the office but I didn’t get any such information on the incident. So I am not in a position now to confirm the story,” Agada said.

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