The Senate President of Nigeria, Ahmad Lawan has confirmed that about 35 Senators who travelled to the United Kingdom for Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) seminar in London refused to the self-isolate directive of the Federal Government.
The Senators who comprise of 33 males and 2 females refused to isolate themselves for 14 days after they returned from the UK that is also a high-risk country of coronavirus. After returning they were seen attending plenary in the Senate.
My State News learnt that they are forced to undergo a coronavirus test. The result is yet to come out by the time of filing this report.
A source who disclosed to The Nation said: “When the senators returned to the country, the President of the Senate tactically told them to go into self-isolation for 14 days. But most of them ignored his advice.
“In fact, the senate president refused to either hug or shake hands with them to the consternation of the affected senators.
“Now, we have a big challenge in the Senate. Some of us are pushing that these Senators should rescue themselves from all the activities in the chamber.”
“When we meet on Tuesday, we will be able to ascertain their real status and the next steps the chamber should take to protect the hallowed chamber.”