Coronavirus: House of Reps says it won’t suspend plenary over COVID-19

Coronavirus: House of Reps says it won’t suspend plenary over COVID-19

- The House of Representatives has said that it is not considering suspending plenary despite the outbreak of coronavirus

- Benjamin Kalu, the spokesperson for the House, explained that the lawmakers will go on with sessions to enable them deliberate on burning issues in the country

- The lawmaker stated that House cannot suspend plenary because it needs to sit and resolve important issues

Despite the outbreak of coronavirus, the House of Representatives has said that it is not considering suspending plenary.

Benjamin Kalu, the spokesperson for the House made the disclosure on Thursday, March 19, The Cable reports.

Kalu said the lawmakers will go on with sessions to enable them deliberate on burning issues in the country.

He stated that House cannot suspend plenary because it needs to sit and resolve important issues.

“The house has been watching to see how things unfold, there are burning issues the house needs to address,” he said.

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“If we close down and go, some of those things will not be addressed. There are burning issues in the country that the house needs to sit and resolve; that is why we cannot leave now," he said.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has suspended public hearing over the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.

This was disclosed by the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan. Tribune reports that he disclosed this at the commencement of plenary on Thursday, March 19.

He also announced the suspension of visitors coming to the public gallery. This suspension becomes effective from next Tuesday, March 24.

In another report, the House of Representatives has banned all forms of open worships across Nigeria.

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The ban was placed following the coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world. According to the lower chamber of the National Assembly, the measure was based on cues from Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Vatican that have banned open worship.

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Also, the Nigerian lawmakers banned all visitors from the National Assembly till further notice.

Still on health, as the novel COVID-19 also known as coronavirus, continues to spread with now 12 confirmed cases in Nigeria, the fears of many Nigerians continue to increase as many worry about the cases yet to be confirmed.

A Nigerian lady, Ogene Augustina, recently took to the Twitter platform to cry out for help after her husband returned from Spain and has been unwell.

According to her, the hotlines are not available as no one has picked up.

Shortly after the post immediately went viral and soon enough, Ogene revealed they had been contacted and advised on the necessary steps to be taken.

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