- Governor Ganduje of Kano state has lifted lockdown in the state
- The state has been on lockdown for some weeks to curtail the spread of COVID-19
- Ganduje, however, said that government-imposed curfew from 10 pm to 4 am would remain
The Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has announced the complete lifting of lockdown imposed on the state to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
The Nation reports that Ganduje, however, said the federal government-imposed curfew from 10 pm to 4 am stands.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor also directed civil servants on grade level 12 and above to resume work from Monday, July 6.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a government official who pleaded anonymity on Thursday, June 2, confirmed that the wife of the Ondo state governor, Betty Akeredolu, tested positive for COVID -19.
It was reported that the official said the samples of the First Lady which was collected two days ago and one of the security aides of the governor returned positive this morning.
He said a similar test would be conducted on the members of the House of Assembly and the traditional rulers who endorsed the second term ambition of Akeredolu in Akure recently.
In another report, it was said that Ondo political fraternity was thrown into mourning following the death of the state commissioner of health, Wahab Adegbenro, who died of COVID-19 on Thursday, June 2.
Adegbenro battled COVID-19 infection for some days but efforts of the state health operatives proved futile as the commissioner later gave up the ghost. Source from the government quarter claimed that the late commissioner died at the Federal Medical Center, Owo, after spending about ten days at the hospital.
The commissioner's death came barely 48 hours after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu announced through his social media handles that he tested positive to the virus.
Born on June 5, 1955, at Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore local government area of Ondo state, Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro had his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B; B.S) degree from University of Benin, Edo state. He established Crown Hospital, Akure where he was the chief medical director.
He later occupied many political positions before he was appointed the Ondo state commissioner of health, a position he held after managing the state culture and tourism commission.
Ondo state has 325 cases of coronavirus as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced fresh 33 cases in the state on Wednesday, July 1.
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