COVID-19: Niger state House of Assembly speaker, clerk test positive for coronavirus

COVID-19: Niger state House of Assembly speaker, clerk test positive for coronavirus

- The speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly, Barrister Bawa Wuse has contracted coronavirus

- Wuse has gone into isolation alongside the clerk of the Assembly who also tested positive for the deadly virus

- The speaker's result is coming a month after the Niger state governor confirmed his COVID-19 result

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A report by Vanguard indicates that Barrister Bawa Wuse, the speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly, has tested positive for COVID-19.

It was gathered that Wuse along with the House clerk, Alhaji Mohammed Kagara, and some members of the Assembly contracted the deadly virus.

The speaker's result is following a routine check after a female member of the House, was said to have tested positive for the virus.

Niger state speaker, clerk test positive for COVID-19
The speaker and clerk for Niger state House of Assembly have tested positive for COVID-19. Photo credit: @NigerStateHouseOfAssembly
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The two principal officers have since gone into isolation and are responding well to treatment.

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Legit.ng recalls that Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state tested positive for COVID-19 amid the warning by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that Nigeria may experience a second wave of coronavirus pandemic.

The governor, who made the disclosure on Monday, November 9, via his Twitter account, said he had since gone into self-isolation.

Meanwhile, Simon Lalong, the governor of Plateau state, has tested positive for COVID-19, following a test he and members of his family carried out.

The governor’s director of press and public, Makut Macham, broke the news in a statement in Jos on Thursday, December 17. Lalong’s test result returned positive while all members of his family tested negative.

He said that the governor, who is asymptomatic, has gone into isolation while his close aides are being tested, adding that he had directed his deputy, Sonny Tyoden, to handle all state matters in his absence.

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In a similar development, the governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, tested positive for coronavirus.

It was reported that Akin Abayomi, the Lagos commissioner for health, confirmed Sanwo-Olu’s COVID-19 positive status via Twitter on Saturday, December 12.

He said a test conducted on the governor on Friday, December 11, indicated that the governor was infected with the disease.

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