The House of Representatives on Tuesday has asked the federal government to set-up testing centres in local governments areas across the federation.
The green chamber also resolved to invite the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, the Director-General Nigeria Centre of Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu and Chairman of the COVID-19 Task Force, Boss Mustapha to appear before the House on Tuesday, 5th of May, 2020 to brief the House on COVID-19 efforts in Nigeria.
Furthermore, the lower chamber asked the federal government to give each state a minimum of N1billion support, while Kano should be accorded the same support as Lagos and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The resolutions followed the adoption of a motion on matters of urgent public importance moved by the leader of the House, Alhassan Ado Dogwa from Kano state.
Leading the debate on the motion, Dogwa said: “The case we have in Kano is alarming, some people have called it a disaster, some have called it a calamity, Mr. Speaker, I want to say that based on my experience, it is not only a disaster or a calamity but it is a catastrophe.”
“Some of the deaths that we recorded may not be unrelated or connected with the COVID 19, but it is believed even by medical professionals in the state that there must be something behind or aside the covid19.”
When the motion was put to question, it was adopted by the House.