COVID-19: Osun senator goes into self-isolation after returning from trip to UK

As the global community battle to contain the spread of COVID-19, the lawmaker, representing Osun Central Senatorial District in National Assembly, Senator Ajibola Basiru had gone into self-isolation after a trip to the United Kingdom.

Basiru, in a tweet, reacted to a letter forwarded to the leadership of the National Assembly by the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abba Kyari accusing some federal lawmakers who recently returned from a foreign trip of refusing to subject themselves to screening at the airport.

Bashir, who is the chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations, said that he had not attended any public event since his return.

According to him, “contrary to the reports that all the Senators that travelled to the United Kingdom for the Petroleum Oil and Gas seminar have not complied with the protocol on precautionary steps on COVID-19, I have been in self-isolation since I returned from the UK,” Basiru tweeted.

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So, I have not been to the National Assembly or attended any business or function. Also, the National Center for Disease Control contacted my next of kin earlier today to know how I am faring. I am in good health and enjoying enough rest at home,” he remarked

In the letter, Kyari, who had tested positive to the dreaded COVID-19 accused the lawmakers of allegedly violating screening procedures at the airports.

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