The resolution stated, "The House invites the minister of health to explain the alarming situation of how a country, as vast and resourced as Nigeria, will depend on a laboratory in Dakar, Senegal, to analyse samples at such a critical time of national health crisis".
This comes after the National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, confirmed that 31 cases of the monkeypox disease had been recorded in the country.
The states are Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Ogun, River and Lagos.
Meanwhile, five patients with Monkey Pox virus have been discharged from the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), in Bayelsa State.
"Before the end of today or early tomorrow we should be able to confirm exactly what we are dealing with, is it truly monkeypox". It belongs to the same family as Chicken Pox and Smallpox. There have also been fatalities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"We are looking at the two and hopefully in the next 24 or 48 hours we should be able to make a diagnosis as to what we have", he said. He said if it turns out to be monkeypox, there are two types of the disease; Central African and West African.
Speaking at a news conference earlier today, the State commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, said that the two suspected cases were now under observation in health facilities in the state, The Punch reports.
He also enjoined citizens to continue to maintain a high level of hygiene.
Mr. Adewole said the West African one is not deadly.
He said that already the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation had been mandated to forward the white paper on the Report to the Council with a view to restore harmony in the health sector.