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Prevent coronavirus from getting into Nigeria, Senate tells Nigerian govt


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has called on the Federal Government to do everything possible in ensuring the prevention of coronavirus from getting to Nigeria.

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Mr Lawan made the call, while presiding over the plenary on Thursday, following a point of order raised by Senator Robert Boroffice.

He said, “We must take all the necessary measures at our seaports and airports. People should be screened and be quarantined.

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“The Committee on Health should engage with the Federal Ministry of Health that people are screened when they come into our country.”

Earlier, Senator Boroffice had drew the attention of the Senate to what he described as loose arrangements at one of the international airports he travelled through recently.

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

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

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