Plenary and other activities at the Benue House of Assembly have been shut down after it was confirmed that the speaker, Titus Uba, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Another member of the House, Tertsea Gbiseh, the chairman of the House committee on information and orientation also tested positive for the pandemic.
Tertsea Gbiseh, the chairman of the House committee on information and orientation, while himself and Uba have tested positive for the pandemic, the results of other members of the house are yet to be released.
Gbiseh also said that the house will liaise with the NCDC to confirm the health status of other members and staff and report the same in due time. A statement by Gbiseh with respect to the directive read:
“The state legislature will resume plenary when the Speaker determines it is safe to do so under advisement from relevant health workers. “In the meantime, all important communications will be relayed to Honorable Members and members of staff via virtual meetings.”