Senate criticizes Federal Government’s handling of Coronavirus

Nigerian senate

The Senate has criticized the Federal Government for not doing enough to prevent coronavirus from getting into the country.

The position of the lawmakers followed a Point of Order raised by Senator Robert Boroffice during Thursday’s plenary in the Senate chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

Senator Boroffice drew the attention of his colleagues to what he described as loose arrangements at one of the international airports he travelled through recently.

He, therefore, urged the Nigerian authorities to properly screen visitors coming into the country.

In his remarks, President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan who presided over plenary called on the Federal Government not to take anything for granted in ensuring the prevention of coronavirus.

The Senate, thereafter, mandated its Committees on Primary Healthcare and Health to work directly with the Ministry of Health to ensure thorough screening of travellers at all entry points.