The House of Representatives will reconvene plenary today to consider and approve key proposals by the presidency to jumpstart the country’s economy in the face of challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The House said that the resumption would be in strict observance of the guidelines provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as well as new measures taken by the Green Chamber to avoid the spread of the disease.
Subsequently, plenary sessions at the lower chamber will be held once in a week (Tuesdays) to provide legislative support for the country’s fight against COVID-19.
The House had on March 24 adjourned sitting for 14 days, but the lawmakers extended the break following the lockdown order on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun States declared by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of measures to contain the spread of the virus.
The House said that it considered the need to resume plenary and attend to proposals before it to assist the executive arm of government to confront the COVID-19 pandemic effectively as well as approve government plans to jumpstart the country’s economic and growth development considering the socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic on Nigerians, especially the lockdown and fall in crude oil prices.