- Senator Adebayo Osinowo has been reported dead
- Osinowo died on Monday, June 15, in an undisclosed Lagos hospital
- There are unconfirmed reports that the late APC federal lawmaker died of coronavirus
The Nigerian Senate has been thrown into mourning over the sad news of the death of Senator, Adebayo Osinowo, on Monday, June 15.
According to The Nation, the 64-year-old senator representing Lagos East senatorial district died in a hospital in Lagos.
Osinowo was an active federal lawmaker on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Moreover, Nigerian Tribune reported that an unconfirmed claim stated that Osinowo died of COVID-19.
Before he became a senator, late Osinowo was a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly for four consecutive terms (2003-2019).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that following a revelation that some members of the National Assembly failed to comply with the routine check at the airports as part of preventive measures towards curbing Covid-19, the ninth Senate had been thrown into anxiety.
Late Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff had raised an alarm over the arrogance of some lawmakers to health officials at the national airports.
In his letter directed to the speaker of House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila dated Saturday, March 21, Kyari alleged that some lawmakers who returned from oversea failed to comply with directives and violated airport screening procedure.
As fear heightened over the status of the lawmakers, reports emerged that not less than 35 senators who returned from the United Kingdom, like their colleagues at the lower chamber, failed to adhere to the self-isolation guideline.
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The senators attended a Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) seminar in London. But upon returning back to Nigeria they showed up at the chambers and mingled with their colleagues instead of going on compulsory 14-day isolation to know their infection status.
Legit.ng gathered that the senators are members of the Senate committees on upstream, downstream and gas comprising two female senators.
The affected senators were said to have returned back on March 14 and gone on normal legislative activities despite being told by the Senate president, Ahmed Lawan, to self-isolate.
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