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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Covid-19: Lawan Frowns At Violation Of Social Distancing Procedure In The Senate

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan has kicked against violation of the principle of Social Distancing by Senators during plenary today.

Lawan made the open observation while reading out the votes and proceedings of last Tuesday's sitting for adoption before the commencement of the day's business.

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

"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 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 are on at all times in the chamber.

He specifically insisted that any Senator who speaks should do so with his or face mask on.

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