The Delta State House of Assembly says its members are on standby in case of any emergency legislation, despite the lockdown of the state as part of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 ravaging the world.
The Majority Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon Tim Owhefere disclosed this in an interview in Asaba.
Hon Tim Owhefere who represents Isoko North in the House, said if the Governor needs emergency legislation for peace and good governance of the state, the house will work round the procedure and convey emergency plenary to get it done within 48 hours.
The Lawmaker described the Coronavirus pandemic as terrible, noting that the disease was never contemplated and never in the thought of any country but came out from the blues and shut down the whole world.
He said Delta State had got it fair share on the negative effects of the pandemic and commended the step taken so far by the state government towards containing the spread in the state.
Hon Owhefere explained that the positive cases of the virus in the state is within manageable figure as a result of the pro activeness of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, saying that the state legislature is with him as he takes further steps to contain the spread of the virus in the state.
The Lawmaker disclosed that the house is in synergy with the executive for a bill for a law that will make wearing of face masks in all public places compulsory in the state.
The Majority Leader who commended Deltans for obeying government restriction of movement order, reminded all that the order was made to protect lives and should not be seen as punishment.
Hon Owhefere maintained that the state government has done a lot to providing foods items from the State food banks and shared for the vulnerable across party lines in the twenty five local government areas of the state.
He said political leaders across constituencies in the state, including those in Isoko nation also came together to share food items across communities in the localities to compliment the effort of the state government.
Hon Owhefere urged the people to continue to abide by the directives of government and health care providers, stressing that social distancing and to stay at home until government deems it fit to lift the lockdown.
He said it is in the interest of all to stay safe and help ensure that government efforts at containing the Covid-19 pandemic were not in vain.