- The speaker of Gombe House of Assembly, Abubakar Sadiq Ibrahim, has tested positive for COVID-19
- Four members of the state House of Assembly also tested positive for the virus
- This was disclosed on Monday, June 8, according to the report
A report by Daily Trust indicates that the speaker of the Gombe state House of Assembly and four other lawmakers have tested positive for COVID-19.
Legit.ng gathered that the speaker, Abubakar Sadiq Ibrahim and the four other members of the Assembly, whose identities are not yet known have contracted the virus after their results returned positive.
According to the report, the speaker and the lawmakers have been admitted at different isolation centres in the state for treatment, while the samples of members of the speaker’s family have been taken for testing.
The state commissioner for water resources, Mijinyawa Yahaya, was also confirmed positive for COVID-19.
The commissioner was quoted to have announced his status on his Facebook page.
The state governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, had last week directed that all commissioners, special advisers, special assistants, political advisers and other staff of the Government House to present themselves for testing.
Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, the secretary to the state government, had on Thursday, June 4, led the officials for the testing.
The governor’s directive followed the death of a director at the office of the SSG who was confirmed to have contracted coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that former president Olusegun Obasanjo warned against the post-COVID-19 food crisis in Africa, and urged governments in the continent to rise to the challenge.
It was reported that he spoke at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library lake pond, Abeokuta, Ogun state, where he flagged off a fish farming project, at the weekend.
About 50,000 pieces of sub-adult fish in both Catfish and Tilapia species were released for acclimatization and subsequent growth inside the lake pond, located directly opposite the main library.
Obasanjo who was visibly elated by the new farm said the idea came from his thinking out of the box, "as what is next after the novel pandemic coronavirus in the world, will be a food crisis in Africa.
Speaking more on the fish farm project, aquaculture consultant, Steve Okeleji, said the initial process of the stocking was to allow for acclimation before finally releasing them to the lake.
While commercial activities are expected in four months' time at the lake, visitors as well can seize the opportunity to spend part of their tour periods around the lake to feed the fishes.
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