As part of its effort in the fight against the novel COVID-19, the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has adjourned plenary for one month in line with the state government “stay safe, stay at home” campaign.
Speaking at the Thursday plenary, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey said the adjournment was necessary to enable the legislators to join the Executive in the fight against the deadly virus.
According to the Speaker, “the House will be closed to the public for the time being. However, lawmakers can have an emergency sitting, if need be.”
Rt. Hon. Bassey also urged the people to observe the World Health Organization (WHO) preventive measures against the virus, including social distancing, regular hand-wash with running water and use of hand sanitizers.
He advised those residing in the state to avoid touching their eyes, noses, and mouths and also seek immediate medical care if they experience fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing.
The house adjourned plenary to Thursday, 30th April 2020 at 10 am.