- Governor Aminu Masari and his deputy, Manir Yakubu, have tested negative for COVID-19
- The results were announced to the press on Monday, March 30, by Yakubu
- Yakubu said the state has set up a committee for quick response for the control of cases of coronavirus
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state and his deputy, Manir Yakubu, have tested negative for the pandemic coronavirus.
The Nation reports that the deputy governor, who made the disclosure during a press briefing at the Government House, Katsina, on the evening of Monday, March 30, said the results were just released.
Legit.ng gathered that he further announced the setting up of a committee tagged: 'Katsina state Covid-19 response and the emergency committee,' which he chairs.
The report noted that other members of the committee include Alhaji Dahiru Bara’u Mangal to serve as deputy chairman; speaker Tasi’u Maigari Musa Zango, the attorney general and commissioner of justice Alhaji Ahmed Usman El-Marzuq, the commissioner of finance, Alhaji Kasimu Abdul Mutallab; commissioner of health, Nuhu Yakubu Danja and the chief of staff, Alhaji Muntari Lawal.
The main committee is to assist the ministry of health in responding quickly to challenges posed by COVID-19.
He said: "The committee had already swung into action and had been receiving donations from public-spirited individuals both within and outside the state."
He assured that the government appreciated the show of support to its effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, and requested more public-spirited individuals to donate generously to the committee.
Isolation centres established by the state were located at the general hospital Katsina and the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria, the disappearance of Governor Willie Obiano from public functions in the last 11 days has created tension among the people of Anambra state.
It was reported that while briefing reporters on Monday, March 30, at the Government House in Awka, the secretary to the state government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu and the chief of staff, Primus Odili, said Obiano had been on Isolation for the past eleven days.
The duo said the governor decided to isolate himself having sat next to the Bauchi state governor, Bala Muhammed, during the last National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja.
In another reported, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, denied a trending fake rumour in which he was reported to have provided a solution to the Covid-19 global pandemic.
In what took a controversial mien, Mbaka was said to have told people to find a strand of hair in their bible and put it inside water and then use it to wash their face in order to get the solution to the coronavirus.
Amid reactions generated by the purported 'solution' ascribed to the priest, Mbaka described the report as the handiwork of his enemies, adding that it was from the pit of hell.
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