The Senate has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “immediately” address the nation on the situation of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
The red chamber on Wednesday charged the president to addressed Nigerians in order to encourage the citizens and government agencies to implement the preventive measures needed to curtail the spread of the virus.
The Senate further charged the Federal Government to take more drastic measures to contain the virus’ spread. The drastic measures suggested include restrictions on large gathering, tighter border control, stringent screening of those coming into the country, and ensuring that Nigerians returning from countries that had recorded over 1,000 cases are quarantined.
The resolutions followed a motion by Senator Danjuma Goje.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, cautioned against being complacent.
He said, “Even if our environment is hostile to coronavirus, we need to be extremely careful. If we feel we are safe, it will lead us to complacency.”
He called for improved measures to be taken so as to prevent an uncontrollable outbreak of the disease in Nigeria.