Nigeria’s House of Representatives has resolved to suspend plenary for two weeks because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease currently ravaging the world, TheCable reports.
According to the lawmakers, the two weeks of recess will enable legislators to be tested for the virus.
The resolution followed a motion on ‘Emergency response to tackle coronavirus’ which was introduced during plenary by Josiah Edem from Akwa Ibom state.
During the debate on the motion, most of the lawmakers lamented that there is nothing being done to adequately prepare the national assembly in the event of the spread of the virus among staff and visitors.
Minority leader Ndudi Elumelu, would go on to move that the house suspends its activities to enable the national assembly management put in place adequate measures to safeguard lawmakers against the outbreak.
Source: News update