- Nasir Ajanah, the chief judge of Kogi state, has reportedly died at a COVID-19 isolation centre
- A family member of the late chief judge confirmed his death on Sunday morning, June 28
- The death of the judicial officer has not yet been officially announced by the Kogi state judiciary
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Nasir Ajanah, the chief judge of Kogi state has reportedly died at a COVID-19 isolation centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
A family member of the late chief judge confirmed his death to The Cable newspaper on Sunday morning, June 28.
The death of the judicial officer has not yet been officially announced as Mohammed Onogwu, chief press secretary to the governor, directed the media to confirm the report from the state judiciary or Ajanah’s family.
“They are the first people that will break the news of the death,” he was quoted as saying by The Cable.
Similarly, a source who does not want to be named told the Nation newspaper that late Kogi chief judge was moved to Abuja for better medical attention after his health deteriorated.
The Kogi state government has insisted that the state if free of COVID-19 infections.
Meanwhile, in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19 into Nigeria, the federal government has reportedly acquired robots to screen passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja ahead of the planned reopening of the Nigerian airspace.
The robots were unveiled on Saturday, June 27, when the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) conducted simulation exercise at the Abuja airport to test all the protocols designed to contain the spread of Covid-19 ahead of flight resumption.
The interactive robots would reportedly be used to check the temperature of passengers and identify them on arrival at the airport.
The machines would also be cleaning the area and surfaces at the airport and can be programmed to identify unwanted items.
Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, speaking after the simulation exercise noted that intending passengers on international flights may have to be at the airport five hours before their flight’s takeoff.
Still on health, there are fresh worries over the state of Covid-19 in Benue as a family of six, three medical doctors and 41 others tested positive for the infectious disease.
This was disclosed by the state’s Action Committee on COVID-19, Benson Abounu, who is also the state's deputy governor, on Wednesday, June 24, The Guardian reported.
Abounu explained that a man travelled to Kano state, returned to the state and infected his wife and four children.
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