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COVID-19: National Assembly complex shuts down over suspected case



The National Assembly complex in Abuja has been  shuts down over fears of suspected COVID-19 case.

The complex is to be fumigated due to fear of supected cases of Covid-19 in the Assembly.

In a circular by the National Assembly with reference number NASS/HR/MSD/ClR/003/IV138 dated 17th June, 2020  disclosed that, the NASS complex will be closed for two days.

The circular signed by a Deputy Director, Titus Jatau reads: “Approval has been granted for the 2nd quarter fumigation exercise to be carried out tomorrow Thursday, 18th and Friday, 19th June, 2020.

“In the 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.”

The closure has raised, suspicion over the spread of COVID-19 in the National Assembly.

It would be recalled that, a member of the National Assembly, Senator Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo (Pepperito), representing Lagos east senatorial district died of an alleged case of the Covid-19 virus in a Lagos hospital over the week.