- A prominent monarch in the north, Alhaji Sule Bawa, has been rushed to hospital
- The monarch is the father of Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule
- The cause of his illness is yet to be ascertained
A report by The Nation indicates that Alhaji Sule Bawa, the father of Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, has been rushed to Dalhart Arab Specialist Hospital (DASH) in Lafia, the state capital.
Legit.ng gathered that Bawa is the emir of Gudi town in Akwanga local government area of the state.
According to the report, a resident of Gudi who preferred to be anonymous said: “The chief of Gudi, Alhaji Sule Bawa developed a fever and started coughing. This led to his rush to the VIP section of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, (DASH) in Lafia on Wednesday.
“Same Wednesday, a team of health personnel fumigated the palace and the personal residence of the governor. On Thursday, a team of health personnel fumigated the Palace and the Personal residence of the governor."
The chief medical director of DASH, Hassan Ikrimat, Alhaji Sule Bawa, was quoted to have simply said: "It is unethical to disclose the identity of any patient.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidential task force said Nigeria made progress in its efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, hence there is no longer a strong need for a generalised lockdown.
It was reported that the task force said the federal government would be focusing more on high burdened local government areas across the country in the next phase of the response (Phase 2) of reopening the economy.
The updated guidelines for phase 2 are for the general public and state governments and security agencies and will be in place till Monday, June 29. These guidelines took effect from Tuesday, June 2.
In another report, the Nigerian government dismissed a report which claimed that the federal ministry of education announced July 20 as the date for the official resumption of schools across the country.
The ministry of education in a statement on Thursday, evening, June 4, said the purported report did not originate from any of its media handles.
According to the ministry, the official date for resumption of schools nationwide is yet to be confirmed. The federal government had shut schools across the country following the outbreak of COVID-19.
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