MP’s death: Sule shuts Nasarawa Assembly
From Suleiman Lawal, Mafia
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has announced the closure of the state House of Assembly as a result of the death of a member representing Nasarawa Central Constituency.
He made this known while updating media on the state status on COVID-19 records.
Sule, who confirmed meeting with the Speaker, Abdullahi Balarabe and other principal officers and members of the lawmaking body, said at the end of the meeting, they all agreed that the House should be closed down until further notice.
“Let me commend Speaker Balarabe and all members of the Assembly for agreeing to isolate themselves for the period of two weeks.
“Our decision to close down this very important organ of government is not far from pit collective efforts to fight our common enemies, ‘coronavirus pandemic’ in the state,” Sule insisted.
The governor also assured that all those who attended the deceased’s burial ceremony, his family and relations would be isolated to avoid wide spread of the disease.
“I was in Nasarawa town to meet with paramount ruler of the area, seek his concept on the need for those involved, one way or the other, should be dig out for test, just as he confirmed the Emir’s willingness to cooperate with government desire,” Sule told journalists.
He further explained that the index number in the state showed that nine persons tested positive and one person died.
Sule also stated that the government had purchased facilities worth millions of Naira to be distributed to citizens of the state with a view to curbing the spread of the disease.