Coronavirus : Senate Asks Buhari to Brief Nigerians
Senate on Wednesday asked the President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to address the nation on the situation of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria immediately .
Senate request was sequel to point of order raised by Senator Danjuma Goje on the need by Federal government to take necessary precaution on Coronavirus .
The red chamber said if the president addressed Nigerians, citizens and government agencies would be more serious in adhering to the preventive measures.
The lawmakers also asked the Federal Government to take more drastic measures to contain the virus’ spread.
The Senate said the preventive measures should include restrictions on large gathering, tighter border control, and stringent screening of those coming into the country.
Seconding the point of order, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, said the outbreak of the disease should serve as a wake-up call for Nigerians to take personal hygiene seriously, adding that Nigerians should not go about in fear.
The Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, said because Nigeria’s borders are porous, foreign nationals now use the land borders as entry and exit route.