The Nigerian Senate has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to cut down on the entourage and individuals who will be coming for the 2021 Budget Presentation billed for Thursday at the floor of the house.
This is in a bid to adhere to all the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on COVID-19 pandemic so as to observe social distancing.
The house further noted that the event shall not take it’s usual shape so as not to keep a lot of people together in a place for a very long time.
“We also have to wear our face masks, its mandatory. We are going to also abridge the entire event because we will be many there”.
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“So the entire event will last just about an hour. From the entry of the President into the chamber and addresses and the presentation and laying will be just an hour event.
“This is done so that we would be able to comply with the requirements of the COvID-19 protocol.
“Mr. President this time around will not be accompanied by many people on the entourage”.
“Only a few people – very key and relevant to the budget – will accompany Mr. President into the chamber.
” I think by the arrangement those of them that have little to do with the budget will join virtually what will happen.