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Nigeria’s Legislature Calls For Restrictions on All Public Gatherings

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Nigeria’s Legislature Calls For Restrictions on All Public Gatherings


COVID-19: Nigeria’s Legislators Call For Restrictions on All Public Gatherings

The two legislative chambers in Nigeria on Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately declare restrictions on all public gatherings in the country.

Members of the upper chamber (Senate) debated on the matter, said the call became necessary to curtail more spread of the virus.

The West African country confirmed fresh five cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday according to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehinare, bringing the total cases of coronavirus infection to eight.

The Senate also called on President Buhari to address the country on the measures taken to address the crisis.

It further asked the executive arm of the federal government to create testing centers to be established in every state and to be funded by the FG.

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On their part, members of the House of Representatives called on the federal government to issue directive to religious houses to stop open worship.

In a unanimous resolution of the House, members also directed the national assembly management to test everyone entering the Assembly complex, and for lawmakers to stop receiving visitors.

They further urged the federal government to sign an agreement with Singapore and other certified countries for the production and supply of COVID-19 test kits.



A. S. Agamah is a journalist and has been practicing in Nigeria for about a decade. His interest cuts across politics, economics, health, sociocultural issues and community reporting.

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