Lagos Assembly directs members to undergo COVID-19 test

Lagos Assembly directs members to undergo COVID-19 test

- Lawmakers at the Lagos House of Assembly have been directed to go for Covid-19 test

- Adewale Adedeji, one of the lawmakers, said he has taken his test and the result turned out negative

- The assembly's directive followed the death of one the lawmakers, Tunde Buraimoh

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The leadership of the Lagos state House of Assembly has directed all its members to go for COVID-19 test.

Adewale Adedeji, the lawmaker representing Ifako Ijaiye 1 constituency, made this known in a statement, adding that his own test result turned out negative, The Nation reports.

Adedeji indicated in the statement that the assembly's directive was issued on Sunday, July 12.

Lagos Assembly orders members to undergo COVID-19 test
Lagos Assembly directs members to undergo COVID-19 test. Photo credit: The Guardian
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“As directed by the leadership of the Lagos State House of Assembly, On Sunday, 12th of July, 2020; I went and submitted myself for the COVID-19 test, and I have gotten my result. The test result came out NEGATIVE," the lawmaker said.

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Adedeji urged every resident of the state to take responsibility and observe all recommended preventive measures.

“Wash your hands for 30 seconds regularly, avoid social gatherings, maintain social distancing and at all times wear a face mask, the use of hand sanitizer should become a habit and finally, avoid touching your face and nose," the lawmaker advised.

Legit.ng notes that the assembly's directive came after the death of one of its members, Tunde Braimoh on Friday, July 10.

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His colleague, Honourable Sanni Ganeey Okanlawon from Kosofe Constituency 1, broke the news of Braimoh's death via social media.

The late lawmaker is said to have died a few weeks before his 60th birthday.

He had also served in the parliament as the chairman house committee on judiciary, petitions and LASIEC.

Buraimoh was also a former Kosofe local government chairman from 1999 to 2002 and has been a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly since 2015.

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A popular lawmaker, he is fondly called 'Big Daddy' by his supporters and admirers.

The cause of his death is still unknown at the time of this report.

Buraimoh's death came almost a month after his former colleague in the Lagos state House of Assembly, Senator Adebayo Osinowo died at 64.

Interestingly, both lawmakers are from the same area in Lagos. Like Osinowo, Buraimoh was an active federal lawmaker on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Before he became a senator, late Osinowo was a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly for four consecutive terms (2003-2019).

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