Leke Baiyewu, Abuja
The Dwelling of Representatives will after a transient sitting as of late adjourn plenary indefinitely as coronavirus spreads in Nigeria hitting 40 instances already.
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, made this identified in his opening remarks on the plenary on Tuesday.
Gbajabiamila said the lawmakers would handiest work on an financial stimulus invoice to present protection to Nigerians and the financial system against the impact of COVID-19, after which the Dwelling would shut down.
The Dwelling had on March 3, 2020, resolved that the National Assembly could per chance aloof suspend plenary for 2 weeks for effort of coronavirus, asking the management to set up screening and sanitation devices on the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.
The Minority Chief, Ndudi Elumelu, had raised a level of expose on legislative privilege, pronouncing, “I possess that this Dwelling could per chance aloof suspend plenary for a length of two weeks, for the management to sanitise all people and allow it to construct measures in enviornment in utter that every person of us shall be examined.
“It can per chance sound be pleased a joking matter nonetheless it without a doubt is a without a doubt serious matter. And I possess this Dwelling could per chance aloof defend this as a without a doubt serious matter, otherwise, you are going to now not know who to shake (hands with).”