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Coronavirus: NASS To Provide N10000 Economy Stimulus To Nigerians

Coronavirus: NASS To Provide N10000 Economy Stimulus To Nigerians

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Coronavirus: NASS To Provide N10000 Economy Stimulus To Nigerians

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NASS Holds Emergency Meeting To Provide N10000 Economy Stimulus To Nigerians

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and the leadership of NASS
held an emergency meeting on the 25th of March 2020, on how to provide economy stimulus to Nigerians during the challenging moment Covid-19 virus.

Those in attendance at the meeting are minister of finance, minister of state, minister of state for petroleum, CBN governor, and other top governments functonaries.

The two chambers of the National Assembly yesterday suspended legislative activities for two weeks following the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease. Senate President Ahmad Lawan announced the suspension after the Red Chamber emerged from an about one-hour executive session.

He, however, said the Red Chamber would be on hand to attend to emergency issues. He said, “The Senate further resolves to adjourn sitting for two weeks from today due to the pandemic of coronavirus ravaging the entire world. The Senate resumes on the 7th of April.” He urged the federal government to devote special fund to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has asked its members to remain in Abuja throughout the two weeks period. The Green Chamber’s resolution to suspend sitting followed a motion by its speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila and nine others.

Similarly, the House also passed the Economic Stimulus Bill that called on the federal government to provide economic stimulus packages including tax suspension and other measures to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on Nigerians. Briefing newsmen after the resolution, House spokesman Benjamin Kalu (APC, Abia) said members were advised not to travel out of Abuja because there may be need to reconvene on emergencies.

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