The Nigerian National Assembly building has been shut down by the management of the National Assembly due to fears of possible coronavirus outbreak.
The National Assembly has been shut down for fumigation due to coronavirus recently, and this makes it the second time that it is happening.
It would be noted that the top government body in the country is not immune to the spread of the virus, with a senator representing the Lagos East senatorial district reportedly dying of coronavirus. Putting the country and the national assembly into mourning.
A circular that was signed by the deputy director of management services in the house of representatives, Titus Jatau was passed, informing all staff to stay away from the building for two days, and the resumption of duties the following week.
The Circular reads, “Approval has been granted for the 2nd quarter fumigation exercise to be carried out tomorrow Thursday, 18th and Friday 19th June 2020. In light of the above, all staff are requested to stay away during this period of the exercise and to resume work on Monday 22nd June 2020.”
On the occasion of the first anniversary to mark the inauguration of the ninth senate, the senators are presently on recess for a week and are expected back in the office on Tuesday 23rd June 2020.