The Osun State House of Assembly, on Monday suspended parliamentary activities for 16 days as a preventive measure to curb the scourge of coronavirus in the state.
The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon Kunle Akande, disclosed this during a press conference at the House of Assembly complex in Osogbo.
Akande said the decision to shut down all activities of the House was based on the the agreement between the leadership and members of the House of Assembly, during Monday’s parliamentary session.
He explained that the House will find it difficult to maintain the World Health Organization(WHO) standard of social distancing in a populated work environment as the Assembly.
“During the parliamentary session held on Monday, the leadership and members of the 7th Assembly agreed that it will be difficult to maintain the World Health Organization social distancing standard in a populated work environment as the Assembly.
” It is expedient for the assembly to suspend all gathering to prevent the possible spread of the coronavirus.
“We appeal to our people to observe all precautions of regular hand washing, use of hand sanitizer, observing social distance and avoiding large gatherings.”
He stated that all members of the House of Assembly will go back to their constituencies to monitor activities of their people by ensuring that all directives from the government are strictly followed and adhered to.