Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Alhaji Yusuf Zailani, has ordered all workers of the Assembly, including lawmakers, to submit themselves for compulsory COVID-19 tests.
Deputy Chairman House Committee on Health, Mr Ali Kalat, disclosed this on Tuesday in Kaduna.
Kalat said the directive became imperative after an Assembly staff tested positive to the virus.
But he said none of the lawmakers had tested positive.
He said, “But going forward, we have to surrender ourselves for testing so that we will be sure that the entire members of the assembly and its workforce are COVID-19 negative.
“The speaker has given directives that the entire workforce of the assembly should be subjected to coronavirus tests and the exercise is still going on at the assembly,
“All staff have converged for the exercise and it is ongoing.”
Kalat said subsequently, all members would also submit themselves for the test.
“After the exercise we will close and wait for further directives from the executive,” he said.