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COVID- 19: NASS TO REVIEW ALL EMERGENCY MEASURES.

Senate President Ahmed Lawan says the national assembly will continue the review of all covid-19 emergency measures.

This he said was to determine the effectiveness and prepare the government for feature emergency and would include all relevant legislation.

Lawan stated this at the official unveiling and public presentation of the national institute of legislative and democratic studies.(NILDS) Publication.

A political economy of pandemics and consequences of covid-19 for nigeria.

He said that as nigeria bigins to recover from impact of the pandemic, the national assembly assembly will continue to undertake thorough review of all emergency measures to determine their effectiveness and prepare the government for feature emergencies.

We will equally maintain oversight of government interventions to ensure comprehensive reporting on how funds and other resources were utilised by relevant goverment agencies during the pandemic.

The response of nigeria to the pandemic was decisive and the goverment adopted well- defined strategies to contain the spread of the virus provide healthcare to those affected and cushion the economic effect’s of the lockdown.

He however noted that in the health sector, the pandemic revealed some inadequacy and underscored the need for a complete overhaul to reposition the sector to better respond to this and future emergencies.

Lawan listed efforts of the national assembly at containing the pandemic to include the fact that lawmakers had to recovene to consider and pass the revised 2020 budget and approve other financial measures of president Muhammad Buhari .

In his remarks , speaker house of representatives Mr Demi Gbajabiamila said nigeria and indeed the world had in the past year witnessed a global pandemic that had alterd lives in fundamental ways.

The way we do business , the way we managed the affairs of government , the nature of our interactions with family and friends all this things have been affective  perhaps permanently.

For the most part we do not fully understand the consequences of these .development.

He said the institute had used the instrument of research and data analysis to help Nigerians understand the changes that had happened and were still happening all around.

This compendium will guide policy making to ensure we are better prepared for the next time. And there will be a next time, Gbajabiamila said.