COVID-19: Kwara cabinet members proceed on self-isolation

COVID-19: Kwara cabinet members proceed on self-isolation

- Some government officials in Kwara state have proceeded on self-isolation over the COVID-19 pandemic

- The Kwara government had announced on Tuesday, July 7, that the chief of staff to the governor died of COVID-19 complications

- The government has ordered all official meetings to be conducted virtually for now

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Some cabinet members and other officials in Kwara state have proceeded on self-isolation following the death of Aminu Adisa, the chief of staff to the state governor.

The Kwara government had announced on Tuesday, July 7, that the chief of staff died of COVID-19 complications.

COVID-19: Kwara cabinet members proceed on self-isolation

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq lost his chief of staff to COVID-19. Photo credits: Business Day
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The Kwara state commissioner for communication, Henrietta Adenike Afolabi-Oshatimehin, disclosed that all officials who had contact with the deceased have gone on self-isolation, The Nation reported.

Oshatimehin said the state government has ordered official meetings to be conducted virtually for now.

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She stated that all government officials have been urged to avoid physical meetings and adhere to COVID-19 safety measures.

Meanwhile, Plateau state has got something to smile at as Governor Simon Lalong and his family members including his close aides tested negative to Covid-19 for the second-time record.

Legit.ng recalls that the state was in anxiety as Noel Donjur, the chief of staff to the Plateau state governor, tested positive for Covid-19. Amid mounting scare, Governor Lalong gave directives to all members of the executive council to undergo a Covid-19.

Amid mounting scare, Governor Lalong gave directives to all members of the executive council to undergo a Covid-19 test after the state commissioner of commerce, Abe Aku, also tested positive.

Governor Lalong, after doing Covid-19 test, has now been certified clear of the virus in what brought a sigh of relief.

Making this pleasant disclosure in a statement on Sunday, July 5, Makut Macham, the governor's director of press and public affairs, said Governor Lalong and his household took another test and came out negative.

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The governor had in April done Covid-19 test alongside his family which came out negative.

In another report, the Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, has criticized civil servants over the level of their non-compliance with directives on measures against the pandemic in government offices.

According to Premium Times, the office of HoSF noted that workers are not adhering to the advice in order to curb the spread of the disease.

The office added that these include government workers who should not be going to the offices and not keeping to the number of visitors to the barest minimum.

she went on to say that the attention of the office has been drawn to the fact that these guidelines are not being followed.

The head of service revealed that the flow of both staff and visitors to offices is very high which, indicates that the directives are not being complied with.

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She said other categories of officers should be encouraged to work from home as much as possible.

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