By Jonathan Lois
The House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on COVID-19 has reiterated the commitment of the leadership of the green chambers under the leadership of Femi Gbajabiamila and the legislators to contain the pandemic through robust and aggressive legislative support and frameworks.
Recall that at the inauguration of the committee in the House, the chairman, Honorable Haruna Msheila, had reinforced the committee’s resolute stand to deliver on its mandate and ensure that the outbreak of the virus becomes a thing of the past in the country
However, reemphasizing that position of absolute legislative support in the fight against coronavirus, Deputy Chairman of the committee, Rep. Sam Onuigbo (PDP-Abia) also stated while delivering a vote- of-thanks, that the committee was determined to see Nigeria defeat the virus.
Hon Onuigbo who represents Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency of Abia, said that the committee would collaborate with all relevant agencies and private sector to quickly find solution.
The Abia federal lawmaker declared: “I want to assure that the Committee will work assiduously in a collaborative and coordinated manner in the deliverance of its duties to the people of Nigeria.”
He noted that the 18 -member committee were respectable and experienced legislators who would deploy their experiences to combat the virus, thanking Speaker Gbajabiamila for the confidence reposed in them to spearhead the legislative front to contain the virus.
Hon Onuigbo pledged that the committee would do the house, their constituents and indeed all Nigerians proud, again commending the Speaker for exercising leadership at such a very critical time in the lives of Nigerians.
It will be recalled that the House ad hoc Committee on COVID-19 was inaugurated on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 by the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, charging the members to commit everything they have in carrying out the task, bearing in mind the health, economic, and social effects of the pandemic on ordinary Nigerians.
The committee is saddled with the responsibility of coordinating Nigeria’s legislative response to the Coronavirus pandemic.