- A member of Nasarawa House of Assembly, Isa Muhammad Bello, has been hospitalised over COVID-19
- One of the members of the state Assembly, Sule Adamu, had died on May 3, of coronavirus pandemic
- Bello's health condition has created anxiety among the people of the state
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Barely one week after a lawmaker who represented Nasarawa Central at the state House of Assembly, Sule Adamu, died of coronavirus pandemic, another member, Isa Muhammad Bello, has been reportedly hospitalised.
The Nation reports that Bello was said to have been placed on isolation for displaying suspected COVID-19 symptoms.
Legit.ng gathered that the report indicated that the lawmaker was rushed to an isolation centre at Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia from his residence.
The newspaper further noted that the state commissioner for health, Muhammad Ahmad Yahaya said: “Governor Abdullahi Sule will brief the press later.”
It was later stated that 21 of out the samples of 23 House members tested negative.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the spike in the cases of coronavirus across the country, the federal government announced that all schools across levels remain closed.
It was reported that the government made this known through a circular dated Friday, May 8, channelled to heads of commissions and regulatory bodies in the education sector.
The ministry of education, through the memo, warned the authorities across education levels to dismiss the trending fake news that there has been an order for the reopening of the schools.
The circular was sent to the executive secretaries, National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and the director, Basic and Secondary Education (BSE).
In another report, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state decried the treatment of Almajiri children as he said the street urchins were being used for unnecessary publicity instead of them to be received with open arms.
Ganduje said the Almajiri in Kano were returned back to their home states "in good faith" and in accordance with procedures of Northern Governors' Forum (NGF).
The governor, however, raised an eyebrow against "noises" being made by his northern colleagues, adding that Kano state does not make politics out the repatriation of the kid beggars as some neighbouring state governments do.
He urged the people to stop criticising the state over the number of Almajiri kids who tested positive to Covid-19 to understand the process involved in the decision.
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