Covid-19: As Senate resumes plenary, lawmakers adhere to health advisories

Covid-19: As Senate resumes plenary, lawmakers adhere to health advisories

- National Assembly members maintained social distancing as they resumed plenary

- The lawmakers also made use of hand sanitisers

- This is in line with NCDC guideline

As members of the Senate and House of Representatives resumed plenary on Tuesday, April 27, they strictly adhered to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) directives as regards to fight against coronavirus.

Only a handful of workers, comprising Sergeant-at-Arms, security personnel and a few essential workers, were seen in the complex during the resumption.

Hand sanitisers were placed at entrances and people were compelled to santise their hands before proceeding, Premium Times reports.

They maintained social distancing and all wore face masks throughout the session. They were made to sit two seats apart.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that members of the National Assembly, both the Senate and the House of Representatives have resumed plenary after about five weeks of recess over the coronavirus pandemic.

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Recall that the lawmakers had gone on a break as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

They have, however, returned to the Assembly complex in Abuja on Tuesday, April 28, to resume legislative business

Legit.ng gathered that the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, led the senators to the red chamber after which plenary started at about 10.30am.

As part of the recommended preventive measures by the NCDC and other health authorities, the senators were asked to maintain social distance inside the chamber by giving a space of two seats between themselves.

Shortly after the proceedings began, the Senate went into a closed-door session.

Similarly, the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, led the lawmakers into the chamber of the House for plenary.

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