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Address Nigerians On coronavirus, Senate Tells Buhari

The senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians on the coronavirus pandemic.

The senate made the request after debating a matter of urgent public importance at Wednesday’s plenary session.

Nigeria currently has eight confirmed cases of the virus.

The president is yet to address citizens since the outbreak, even though the country recorded its first case of the infection three weeks ago.

The upper legislative chamber also asked for the establishment of testing centres in all the 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

It also sought mandatory quarantine for travelers from high-risk countries and restriction of flights from such countries.

The federal government on Wednesday banned travelers from 13 countries with at least 1,000 confirmed cases of the virus, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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