Nigeria Elumelu tests negative for COVID-19

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has announced that he and members of his family tested negative for coronavirus after a period of isolation in London.

Elumelu said this in a statement, in Abuja, on Monday. He also called on the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, the leadership of the House, as well as members to equally subject themselves to the test.

In a related development, a member of the House, Shehu Koko, (APC, Kebbi) urged the Federal Government to extend palliatives to Nigerians by including suspending the payment of electricity and water bills for two months.

Koko, who is Chairman of the House Committee on Air Force, said this in a statement on Monday.

Koko also hailed President, Muhammadu Buhari’s order to shut down states mostly infected with the virus for two weeks. This he described as a step in the right direction.

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