Subject your overseas returning members to coronavirus screening now


…It’s unpatriotic to evade screening; I did, tested Negative-Kalu, House Spokesman


By Levinus Nwabughiogu



ABUJA-The Presidency has asked Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to immediately direct all members of the National Assembly who recently returned from foreign trips to subject themselves to test for the deadly coronavirus.


The directive was contained in a letter seen making the rounds on social media on Monday.


Though, the authenticity of the letter was yet to be established, it however carried the insignia of the federal government on a letter head paper boldly written “State House, Abuja”.


Dated March 21, 2020, the letter signed by the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari with reference number SH/COS/TP/03 was addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


It however indicated a mix-up at the last paragraph where it accorded some courtesy to the…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper