NAS reiterates commitment to providing long-term legislative support

The National Assembly has reiterated commitment to providing long-term legislative support that would prepare Nigeria to deal with any future health emergencies in the country.

The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan made the disclosure at a public presentation of a report tagged Legislative Responses to Covid-19 in Nigeria, sponsored by Young Parliamentarian Forum and the westminister foundation for democracy.

Dr. Lawan who expressed concern over the condition of health care system in the country emphasized the need for more collaboration between the two arms of government to reduce the impact of Covid-19 Pandemic in the country.

The Chairman Young Parliamentarians Forum, Alh. Kabir Tukura, who represented the speaker of the house of Representatives, explained that the Covid-19 Pandemic has forced the lawmakers to adopt innovative technologies to discharge their constitutional duties.

The Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr Olatunde Amos remarked that the report has unearthed the best strategies to combating emergences in the country.

The Country Representative, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, sponsors of the research work, Mr. Adebowale Olorunmola said the work, is to contribute to existing Legislative response in dealing with emergencies

He also urged the National Assembly to create a crisis management Team composed of high-level members of the parliamentary administration, for close monitoring of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic to protect the health and safety of employees and mitigate its impact.


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