- The APC UK chapter donates protection kits to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) as part of its contribution to the fight against the coronavirus infection
- The gesture by the party comes as the confirmed cases of the virus have so far risen to 42 in Nigeria following the confirmation of new cases
- House of Representatives and the Senate have suspended plenary over the coronavirus pandemic
The All Progressives Congress (APC), UK chapter, on Tuesday, March 24, donated protection kits to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) as part of its contribution to the fight against the coronavirus infection.
The gesture by the party comes as the confirmed cases of the virus have so far risen to 42 in Nigeria following the confirmation of new cases in Edo, Lagos, and the Federal Capital Territory.
Nigeria has taken a number of measures to contain the spread. These include closing the borders and suspending international flights. Different states have also been releasing their preventive or containment measures, as the need arises.
Meanwhile, amid growing tension over the spread of coronavirus, the House of Representatives will on Tuesday, March 24, suspend plenaries and shut down activities at the lower chamber.
At a vital meeting on Monday, March 23, the speaker of the House, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, told members that the plenary will be put on hold as from Tuesday, The Cable reports.
Although the green chamber was to proceed on Easter break on Thursday, March 26, the need to suspend plenary became expedient as the country seems to get the hard knock of the pandemic, with many cases reported within 48 hours.
Similarly, the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, March 24, was in an executive session in preparation to suspend plenary.
According to The Nation, the suspension of the red chamber's plenary had become necessary to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
An aide to one of the Senate principal officers speaking to the newspaper publication said the upper chamber has no choice but to suspend its legislative activities today.
In another news, a Nigerian man has said he cannot contract the deadly coronavirus because the pandemic, according to him, only affects the rich.
The unidentified man admitted that coronavirus is a very dangerous disease and prayed that God should intervene as the country battles with the pandemic.
When asked if he was scared of coronavirus, he said as a Muslim, he can only contract the virus if God destines it, adding that he is not scared of the pandemic.
The man explained that the poor masses do not have the means to treat themselves if they contract the disease, but the rich will be able to take care of themselves if infected with the coronavirus.
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