Members of the National Assembly have resumed plenary after about five weeks of recess due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After 5 weeks of recess due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the upper chamber of the National Assembly resumes plenary today Tuesday, 28th April 2018, after issuing a memo prior to the date.
The lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives chambers returned to the Assembly complex in Abuja on Tuesday after they went on break as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The Clerk of Senate, Mr. Nelson Ayewoh, said Senators are expected to sit in plenary by 10 am prompt Today. However, in the upper house, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, led the lawmakers into the chamber after which plenary started at about 10:30am as soon as the lawmakers were seated.
Following the rise of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases by the National Centre for Disease Control in the country, the senators were asked to maintain social distancing inside the chamber.
Shortly after the proceedings began, the Senate went into a closed-door session.
Similarly, the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, led the lawmakers into the chamber of the House for plenary.