Stop taking Coronavirus for granted – Senate President tells FG

The Federal Government has been advised not to take the outbreak of Coronavirus for granted.


The president of the 9th Senate, Ahmad Lawan, gave the advise on Thursday during plenary at the red chamber.

Coronavirus, a new zoonotic disease officially named COVID-19, has killed thousands since it was discovered.

Since it broke out in China, other countries have been putting measures in place to checkmate the disease from being spread.


Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Mr  Lawan said the federal government was not doing much to prevent the disease from entering into the country.

He advised that measures should be put in place in order to checkmate the disease from spreading.

“While the Federal Ministry of Health and associated agencies may be doing their best I think this best is not good enough and we should not take anything for granted,” the top lawmaker said.


We are a prayerful nation. When we pray we should work with prayer. 

“We must take all the necessary measures at our sea ports and airports. People should be screened and be quarantined,” Lawan advised.

He thereafter urged the Committee on Health to engage the Federal Ministry of Health and ensure that people are screened when they come into our country.

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