Following the index cases confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the Gombe State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, resolved that passengers coming from neighbouring states would be quarantined for two weeks.
The member representing Gombe South, Mustapha Hassan, who raised the motion under matter of public importance, said the House was worried about the current happenings in the state.
According to Hassan, in an interview with journalists after plenary, the resolution of the House will help the state government to mitigate further spread.
He said, “The Gombe State House of Assembly chose to call for an emergency meeting due to the outcome of 38 samples taken of which five were positive. As lawmakers, we decided to see how best to close leakages for those still coming into the state.”
He noted that the movement of people into the state despite the restriction order was an act of sabotage.
Hassan said, “Some people are sabotaging the effort of government and we can’t allow this to continue. What we expect is that any part of the state you are accessing the state from, we will move both driver and passengers to the NYSC camp for quarantine for 14 days.
“Despite the border closure, most especially in my constituency, you will see people and vehicles that recently arrived.”
The Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Abubakar, announced the resolution of the house which he said would be forwarded to the governor for executive action.
He added that the House was of the opinion that there should a total lockdown of the state and the NYSC camp should be used as an isolation centre for people coming into the state.