Buhari, Lawan, Gbajabiamila Meet Over Covid-19 Funds
Buhari, Lawan, Gbajabiamila Meet Over Covid-19 Funds

President Muhammadu Buhari met with president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on coordination of the management of COVID-19 donations by some Nigerians.

The National Assembly leadership also tabled before the President, the need for a two month free electricity for the citizenry observing the lockdown ordered by President Buhari.

Speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting held behind closed doors, the Senate President said the meeting dwelt much on the efforts by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and equitable distribution of the palliatives.

Lawan also called for a review of the way the social investment programme of government was being implemented to reach more Nigerians, especially the category of people the programme was meant for.

He said that the National Assembly was on standby to reconvene and thrash the issue of the 500 billion naira stimulus package on cushioning the effects of COVID-19 proposed by government when presented to it.