The Nationwide Meeting has adjourned plenary within the Senate and Home of Representatives chambers for 2 weeks.
The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, who introduced this on Tuesday mentioned the lawmakers would resume plenary on April 7.
This adopted a decision reached by members of the Higher Chamber throughout a closed session which lasted about 40 minutes.
Giving particulars into what transpired throughout the closed-door session, Lawan mentioned lawmakers unanimously agreed that the Nationwide Meeting ought to adjourn plenary for a interval of two weeks.
He defined that the choice was because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which has led to most international locations shutting down actions, to be able to curtail the unfold of the illness.
The Senate President, nonetheless, disclosed that the Senate would reconvene to take care of issues of nationwide significance which require pressing legislative intervention throughout the interval of the recess.
He mentioned, “The Senate, specifically and the Nationwide Meeting normally, additional resolved to adjourn sitting for 2 weeks from immediately, because of the pandemic of coronavirus ravaging all the world, and subsequently, the Senate resumes on the seventh of April.
“Nevertheless, the Senate will probably be available in case of emergency in any nationwide concern that requires its consideration.”
The Senate President suggested Nigerians to watch all preventive measures really helpful by the Nationwide Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).
He known as on the Federal Authorities to instantly put aside a Particular Intervention Fund to curtail the unfold of COVID-19 within the nation and launch monetary help to states for a similar function.
“As at now, the only way out of the pandemic is for the population to observe recommended measures and advice by the National Centre or Disease Control (NCDC),” the lawmaker mentioned.
He added, “The Federal Authorities ought to commit particular funds to battle the COVID-19 virus threatening Nigeria.
“The Senate Committee on Well being and Non-public Healthcare and Communicable ailments will proceed to interact the Federal Ministry of Well being and Presidential Process Power on COVID-19.”