COVID-19: Investment Tribunal Suspends Sittings

By Tony Obiechina, Abuja 

The management of the Investments & Securities Tribunal has scaled down its operations to the barest minimum following the rising scourge of the COVID-19 Corona Virus pandemic.
According to the Acting Chairman of the Tribunal, Barr Ike Udunni, the action became imperative in order to shield the staff and clients from exposure to the virus and ensure their safety.
A statement from the Corporate Affairs Department in Abuja on Wednesday, said the Tribunal took the preventive measures  after its management meeting on Monday.
According to the statement, some of the measures include, suspension of all Tribunal sittings; scheduled official trips/trainings; all official gatherings /programmes requiring the attendance of more than 20 persons until the ban is lifted by the FCT administration.
The statement stated that only the  Acting  Chairman, the Chief Registrar, Honourable Members, Directors and Heads of Departments, Divisions and Units are the staff permitted to be in the Tribunal premises during office hours.
It also directed staff not in the named category to stay at home and observe good personal hygiene, as well as social distancing, to “ensure that family members are adequately sensitized to the dangers of the virus and minimize body contact as much as possible”.
Udunni however urged staff that are required to be in the office to take advantage of hygiene measures that had been put in place within the office premises.
Normal operations would resume in the Tribunal as soon as the containment of the COVID-19 Virus is achieved, he assured. 

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