Security operatives have taken over the entire arena to prevent workers and visitors from entering the premises.
Okoye who described the reports as “dangerous rumour” said there was no iota of truth in such stories.
According to him: “There is no iota of truth in the story. This is dangerous rumour. The truth is Governor Willie Obiano, is fumigating public institutions in the state as a preventative measure against diseases, especially COVID-19.
“The Governor started the exercise at the Secretariat. Now it’s the assembly complex.
“That’s why we vacated the place and asked workers to also vacate for two weeks because the toxicity of the fumigation.
“Nobody has tested positive for COVID19 in the assembly to the best of my knowledge,” Okoye said
He said: “The COVID-19 team in the Ministry of Health came last Thursday to take samples of lawmakers and staff members.
“As an institution, we need to lead by example, hence we have decided that the assembly complex be shut for three weeks.
They prevented entry into the place.
One of the security operatives said there was instruction that nobody should be allowed into the complex until February 16.