Coronavirus: Elumelu calls out Femi Gbajabiamila, others to subject selves to test

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The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has urged the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and other members of the House to subject themselves to test for Coronavirus.

Elumelu said this when he announced that he and members of his family tested negative for coronavirus after a period of isolation in London.

He revealed this in a statement, in Abuja, on Monday.

The statement read in part, “Elumelu who was in isolation and his entire family from London, took the coronavirus test and the result confirmed them all negative.”

In a related development, a member of the House, Shehu Koko, (APC, Kebbi) urged the Federal Government to extend palliatives to Nigerians by including suspending the payment of electricity and water bills for two months.

Koko, who is Chairman of the House Committee on Air Force, said this in a statement on Monday.

He said, “Our Country is going through trying times just like the international communities. While we continue to pray for God to come to our rescue, I urge the Federal Government to provide basic amenities like water and electricity at no cost, especially (for) those at the grass roots level without interruption. This, I believe, will go a long way to assist the Federal Government’s decision to provide relief materials to citizens this period.

“Though these amenities are private sector driven, we urge the government to intervene and ameliorate the sufferings of the people.”

Koko also hailed the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s order to shut down states mostly infected with the virus for two weeks. This he described as a step in the right direction.




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