Kaduna Assembly directs members to test for COVID-19

Kaduna Assembly directs members to test for COVID-19

From AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

All members of the Kaduna State House of Assembly and staff working in the Assembly have been directed to submit themselves for coronavirus test.

Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Zailani gave the directive following the discovery of a COVID-19 case among the Assembly staff last week.

Deputy Chairman House Committee on Health, Hon. Ali Kalat disclosed this while speaking to newsmen in Kaduna on Tuesday.


According to the lawmaker, the directive became was imperative to know the status of members and staff of the Assembly, since a staff tested positive to the virus.

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Kalat was however quick to add that, none of lawmakers who have been so far tested is positive.

According him, “The speaker has given directives that the entire workforce of the assembly should be subjected to coronavirus tests and the exercise is still going on at the assembly.

“Going forward, we have to surrender ourselves for testing so that we will be sure that the entire members of the assembly and its workforce are COVID-19 negative.

“All staff have converged for the exercise and it is ongoing. After the exercise we will close and wait for further directives from the executive,” he said.

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