The Chairman, Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Okechukwu Okoye, has faulted reports that the assembly complex was shut down because some lawmakers and workers tested positive for COVID-19.
Okoye said the complex was shut down for fumigation state a preventive measure against diseases, including COVID-19.
Okoye said, “The truth is that Governor Willie Obiano is fumigating public institutions in the state as a preventative measure against diseases, especially COVID-19. He started the exercise at the secretariat. Now it is the turn of the assembly complex.
“That’s why we vacated the place and asked workers to stay at home for two weeks because the toxicity of the fumigation.
“Nobody has tested positive for COVID-19 in the assembly to the best of my knowledge,” Okoye stated.
But the Speaker of the house, Uche Okafor, had told some journalists that the complex was shutdown following medical report.
He had said, “The COVID-19 team in the Ministry of Health came last Thursday to take samples of lawmakers and staff members.
“Unfortunately, when the results came out, some were negative but many were positive.
“As an institution, we need to lead by example, hence we have decided that the assembly complex be shut for three weeks.
“This is to allow the ministry to do contact tracing of those found to be positive for the virus.”