Lawmaker protests against wearing of face masks, says COVID-19 over


A member of the House of Representatives, Olufemi Adebanjo, has protested against the use of face masks by lawmakers in the chambers.

Speaking during plenary on Thursday, Adebanjo stated that wearing of face masks affects their respiratory system.

This is as he expressed the believe that COVID-19 pandemic has ended in Nigeria.

Adebanjo was quoted by Punch, “I want to inform the National Assembly, especially the House of Representatives, concerning the masking of our faces coming into the chamber. For the past two months, I have not heard of any case of COVID in Nigeria or abroad.

“Mr Speaker, the masking has been a very painful one and the earlier the better we relaxed the rule that compulsorily asks honourable members to wear a mask. If you look around, you can see how many people are using the mask.

“It affects our respiratory system and our lungs. So, there is no more COVID in Nigeria, there is no more COVID abroad. I would prefer we relaxed the rule, Mr Speaker.”

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