COVID19: Benue Assembly tasks members to limit number of visitors to curtail spread


By Titus Atondu, Makurdi

The Benue State House of Assembly, (BSHA), has tasked members to limited the number of visitors entertained at the Assembly complex to prevent community transmission of the Coronavirus in other words COVID19.

Speaker  of the Benue State 9th Assembly Rt. Hon. Titus Uba gave the charge on Tuesday, at the floor of the House, while welcoming members from the Easter recess.

The Speaker emphasized that while members settle down in continuation of their official legislative business, they must also observe the professional rules of fighting the pandemic.

“It is therefore pertinent that, we reduce the number of visitors we entertain in the Assembly Complex so that the expected community transmission as anticipated by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control, (NCDC), will never arise in the state.” Uba stated.

He recalled that before the house embarked on the Easter recess, the whole World had began to experience the harvest of deaths by the Coronavirus saying and expressed delight that the Benue people have remained safe.

Mr Uba who thanked members for abiding by the rules and regulations of government to stay at home, also appreciated God that Benue has not had another infection since the index case.

He therefore commended the members for reaching out to their constituencies with palliatives to see that the Benue people do not only stay safe and survive the Pandemic but also continue with their day to day activities of life.

“I am in deed overwhelmed by our collective sense of selflessness and I do hope, and urge all of us never to get weary of this kind gestures” Speaker said.

The Speaker further pointed out that the Ninth Assembly has only a few weeks to round up their first legislative session and charge all Committee with pending bills and reports to turn them in so that the session ends on the same sound note which they started.