Senate President imposes Mask usage ,social distance on colleagues over curbing COVID-19 spread.


Senator Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, during the plenary session on Tuesday at the hallowed Chamber imposed the use of masks, as well as Observing of the social distancing rules on his Colleagues, as a result of the current outbreak of the global Coronavirus, COVID- 19 Pandemic.

Expressing disappointment with the violation of social distancing rules by the Senators at the Chamber, Lawan raised the alarm while reading communications from President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate on the screening and confirmation of Nominees.

He was especially worried when the Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Senator Uche Ekwunife, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Anambra Central went very close to the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo- Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central.

Lawan who was worried over the spread of COVID-19 Pandemic, said, ” Senator Iyom, you are too close to the Deputy Senate President.

We must observe the Social Distancing rule. Social Distancing is very important, we just have to adhere to it, it will help us and God help us.”

At another point, soon after Senator Ayo Akinyelure, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ondo Central spoke, Lawan also brought to the Senators notice, the need to wear face masks while speaking on the floor of the Senate.

The President of the Senate emphasized; “We should manage to speak with our Mask on. It is very important. ”

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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