Breaking: Nigerian Senate Closes for 2 Weeks Over Coronavirus Situation


The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday closed all activities for two weeks following the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic that has extended its grip on the country.

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan announced the closure after a closed-door session that lasted from 10.50 am to 12 pm.

The Senate according to Lawan will resume plenary 7th of April, 2020.

Recall that the Upper Chamber had last week announced a partial Closure of its gallery and stoppage of public hearing from today following the trend of the ravaging Coronavirus, COVID 19 on the economy and the society.covid-19

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President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan who disclosed this after a closed-door session of the Senators, said that it was the decision of the Senate to suspend public hearings and restrict access to its chamber over growing concerns of COVID-19 spread in the country.

According to him, there will no longer be an excursion to the Senate by Students and other persons.

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.


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