Presidential aide reacts to Kwankwaso's letter to Buhari over Kano mass deaths

Presidential aide reacts to Kwankwaso's letter to Buhari over Kano mass deaths

- Kwankwaso has written Buhari over mysterious deaths in Kano

- However, Bashir Ahmad, an aide to the president questioned the former governor's motive for the letter

- Ahmad alleged that Kwankwaso is politicising the Kano issue

Former Kano governor Rabio Kwankwaso has written President Muhammadu Buhari over the deaths being recorded in the state.

The letter has however generated response from Bashir Ahmad, an aide to the president.

According to Ahmad, the former governor is politicizing the Kano issue.

Kwankwaso had on April 27, posted the letter he sent to the president on Twitter and in his reaction, Ahmad said the letter was written for people on Twitter.

"I have written a letter to Mr President on COVID-19 and the rising incidences of mysterious deaths in Kano state: a call on the federal government for urgent action to save lives," the tweet read.

In his reaction, Ahmad questioned Kwankwaso's motive. "Wait, is this a letter to the President or an open letter to the people of Twitter? I assume H.E. Kwankwaso, as a former governor, knows better than all of us, how to properly send a letter to the President. Politicize Kano’s issue is the first step taken in the wrong direction," he wrote.

Meanwhile, had reported that the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has confirmed the mass deaths reported in Kano state but maintained that they were not from COVID-19 as alleged in some quarters.

The monarch said in a statement released on Sunday, April 26, that he was informed by the state’s Ministry of Health that the mass deaths were not as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emir Bayero prayed for the repose of the souls who lost their lives and also prayed for the quick recovery of those infected with COVID-19. gathered that the emir further urged Kano residents to abide by all the preventive measures announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other health authorities.

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The monarch also called on parents to ensure their children do not continue to play football on the streets in disregard for the state's directive on social distancing.

Emir Bayero also cautioned against spreading fake news regarding the virus to avoid unnecessary creating panic. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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