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Photos: National Assembly openly flouting COVID-19 restrictions

Some Nigerians violate Covid-19 protocol at NASS lobby on the 24th of March 2021. Photo: Ikechukwu Ibe

Nigerians in the FCT and environs still go about their daily routine without observing said of the protocols set out for restricting the spread of COVID-19.

This is despite a government pronouncement in February that violators could face a six-month jail term.

Two friends discussing with their face masks hanging on their chin along a walk-way at NASS Abuja on the 16th of March 2021. Photo: Ikechukwu Ibe

In this visual story, attention is on the National Assembly, where both visitors and staff openly violate mask wearing and social distancing while on duty.

A photographer and his friends violate COVID-19 protocols along a walk-way at NASS Abuja on the 16th of March 2021. Photo: Ikechukwu Ibe

The lawmakers of both chambers themselves seem more aware of the pandemic and its consequences when restrictions are flouted.

Some Nigerians violate COVID-19 protocol at NASS lobby on the 17th of March 2021. Photo: Ikechukwu Ibe

For this visual story, lawmakers were observed for over a month to see if they would violate protocols in public. They were instead conscious of wearing their masks properly when in public.

Some friends so close without wearing their masks properly along a walk-way at NASS Abuja on the 23rd of March 2021. Photo: Ikechukwu Ibe

To curb the spread of COVID-19 at the National Assembly, the management of the complex needs measures to checkmate violation of restrictions.