COVID-19:Lawan lambasts Senators for violating Social Distancing Order

By Ignatius Okorocha

The President of the Senate,Senator Ahmad Lawan,on Tuesday at plenary lambasted some lawmakers for violating the principle of Social Distancing while in the hallowed chamber of the Senate.

Lawan who made the open observation while reading votes and proceedings of last Tuesday ‘s sitting for adoption .

Specifically, the President of the Senate admonished senators at the back role to sit far apart from one another in line with the precautionary measures against spread of Coronavirus .

“Distinguished colleagues , as leaders and lawmakers , please let us ensure that the principle of Social Distancing is observed .

“The principle is not observed at the back seats going by the way Distinguished colleagues are seated .

“Please let the principle be reflected straight away by ensuring the required gaps between the seats “, he said .

Few minutes after the admonition , the Senate President , was forced to repeat same again when he told Senator Uche Iyom Ekwunife ( PDP Anambra central) , that she was too close to the Deputy President of the Senate , Senator Ovie Omo- Agege ( APC Delta Central ) .

Lawan added that all the Senators should ensure that their face mask is on at all times in the chamber .

He specifically admonished that any senator who speaks should do so with full usage of face mask .

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