Speaker urge Lawmakers to undergo COVID-19 test as member, Tukur Ibrahim tests positive

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Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman, the Speaker, Bauchi State House Assembly, has told legislators to submit themselves for the COVID-19 test.

On Monday Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman made the call at the special plenary on the spread of the virus in the state.

Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman said this while confirming that the member representing Toro/Jama’a Constituency, Alhaji Tukur Ibrahim tested positive to coronavirus.

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“He is receiving treatment; we are praying for his quick recovery so he can reunite with his family and legislators.

“Samples of members are being taken for the COVID-19 tests; other members, whose samples have not been taken, should meet the medical personnel who are already in the House.”

Sulaiman also called on the legislators and the general public to maintain the protocols on coronavirus, to stop further spread of the disease.

“Such protocols include social distancing, regular hand washing with running water, use of face masks among others,” he added.

The speaker noted that the assembly would do everything possible to curb further spread of the dreaded virus in the state.

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