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COVID-19: Deputy Speaker orders sanction against members disregarding social distancing



THE Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase has directed the Chief Whip of the House, Muhammed Monguno to sanction members disregarding social distancing rules during plenary.

The Deputy Speaker who presided over the plenary on Tuesday made the announcement before the house adjourned to mourn the late Sen Adebayo Oshinowo.

It would be recalled that the National Assembly sequel to its resumption of plenary in April adopted guidelines put forth by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) which include special sitting arrangements and compulsory use of face masks.

Wase in his remarks slammed lawmakers who do not adhere to the sitting arrangement. He noted that members who are not maintaining NCDC protocols are putting their families in danger.

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