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House of Representatives suspends sitting for two weeks

The Nigerian House of Representatives has suspended all legislative activities for two weeks as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

Activities suspended include plenary and all committees activities within and outside the NASS Complex, to observe the social distancing directives by the Nation’s Centre for Disease Control.

The lawmakers also considered and passed an Emergency Economic Stimulus Bill 2020 to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus outbreak on Nigeria’s economy.

The bill proposed to provide for a relief on corporate tax liability and suspend import duty on selected goods to alleviate the financial burden on citizens.

Source: Voice of Nigeria