Corona Virus: Senate Moves to Stop ‘Illegal’ Export Of Face-Masks

Corona Virus: Senate Moves to Stop ‘Illegal’ Export Of Face-Masks

The Senate on Thursday resolved to invite the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, to brief the upper chamber on the preparedness of his ministry towards taking precautionary measures to stem a possible outbreak of the Coronavirus in Nigeria.

This was even as the Senate charged the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), to as a matter of urgency, introduce measures to stop the exportation of surgical face-masks from Nigeria to Asia and other countries affected by the disease.

These formed part of resolutions adopted following consideration of a motion sponsored by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah on Thursday.

The upper chamber has also urged the Federal Ministry of Health to immediately mobilize focal persons to Oye-Obi Local Government Area of Benue State to investigate and ascertain the nature of a strange epidemic that has claimed fifteen lives.

This was part of resolutions reached sequel to the consideration of a motion by Sen. Abba Moro of Benue South during plenary.

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