The Senate on Thursday announced the partial closure of its activities to members of the public as part of the measures to curb the outbreak of coronavirus at the National Assembly complex.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan announced the new measure at plenary after a closed-door session which lasted for over an hour.
Lawan said public hearing in the Senate has been suspended indefinitely, adding that gallery of the Senate would also remain closed to members of the public, including organisations and students who are often allowed to observe the proceedings of the upper chamber during excursions.
The Senate President said the new measures would take effect from Tuesday March 24, 2020.
His words: “The Senate during its closed session resolved to suspend all public hearings till further notice as a result of Coronavirus.
“In addition, the Senate’s gallery will remain closed to the public till further notice, including excursions from schools and Organisations from Tuesday 24th of March, 2020.”