Governance

COVID-19- Lawan kicks against Social Distancing Violation in the Senate

Abuja – The President of the Senate , Senator Ahmad Lawan , kicked against violation of the principle of Social Distancing by Senators during plenary Tuesday .

Lawan who made the open observation while reading votes and proceedings of last Tuesday ‘s sitting for adoption .

Specifically, the President of the Senate admonished senators at the back role to sit far apart from one another in line with the precautionary measures against spread of Coronavirus .

” Distinguished colleagues , as leaders and lawmakers , please let us ensure that the principle of Social Distancing is observed .

” The principle is not observed at the back seats going by the way Distinguished colleagues are seated .

” Please let the principle be reflected straight away by ensuring the required gaps between the seats “, he said .

Few minutes after the admonition , the Senate President , was forced to repeat same again when he told Senator Uche Iyom Ekwunife ( PDP Anambra central) , that she was too close to the Deputy President of the Senate , Senator Ovie Omo- Agege ( APC Delta Central ) .

Lawan added that all the Senators should ensure that their face mask is on at all times in the chamber .

He specifically admonished that any senator who speaks should do so with full usage of face mask .

Source: The Nigerian Observer