- Ahmad Lawan has called for a total ban on interstate travel
- The Senate president said the issue should be taken as a very serious matter
- Going further, he said there is also a need to ensure hygiene and other measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19
The president of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, May 12, calls for total enforcement on the ban on interstate travels.
According to him, the interstate ban should be taken as a very serious matter. He disclosed this during plenary.
This was disclosed by the Senate on its official Twitter handle.
The tweet read: "In his remarks, Senate President Ahmad Lawan said there is the need for the total enforcement on the ban on interstate travels as it is a serious matter.
"He said beyond the ban however is the need to also ensure hygiene and other measures to prevent the spread of Covid19."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, said he is looking forward to rejoining his colleagues "in the Senate as soon as possible" following his victory at the Supreme Court on Friday, May 8.
The embattled former governor sailed to a shocking victory as the apex court set aside the court judgment that sentenced him to 12 years in prison.
Senator Kalu, who was jailed in December 2019 over alleged stealing of public funds described his victory as justice for truth over attempts to bring his political career into disrepute following his release from the prison.
In a statement after his freedom, Kalu who served as Abia governor between 1999 to 2007, boasted he is anticipating his return at the upper chamber.
The lawmaker is representing the people of Abia North in the Senate, running on the platform of the ruling of All Progressives Congress (APC).
"I would like to let it be known that the events of the past five months gave me an added perspective on matters of justice and injustice in Nigeria. I have come to know that the course of justice will not be complete if it stopped at my case.
"I shall be dedicating my time henceforth to ensuring there will be justice for all Nigerians whether they are in Sokoto or Akwa Ibom or in Lagos or Maiduguri or in Jos or Enugu, or wherever they may be.
"I look forward to rejoining my colleagues in the Senate as soon as possible," part of the statement read.
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