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SGF, Boss Mustapha Says 4 Of His Children Tested Positive For Covid-19

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The secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has disclosed that four of his children have tested positive for coronavirus.

Boss Mustapha, who is the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19, announced this during a media briefing in Abuja in Monday. He also said a family member who is one-year-old tested positive for the virus.

The SGF had gone into isolation last week after he was exposed to the virus. He said while he and his wife tested negative for the virus, his children are currently receiving treatment.

“The first test we ran, the result came back with six members within my household testing positive. The second test confirmed another three. From the month of March to November, we are being confronted with a figure of nine. It was quite a traumatic experience,” he said. “My wife and I consistently tested negative but members of the household were infected.

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The last one, it was a nightmare. I was not infected but the truth about it, the agony of having members of your household… I am a father of four. All my four kids were infected.

“So, the agony that you go through even as a father, as a parent. A lot of you here are parents, so you need to do everything you can to ensure that you keep yourself and members of your family safe.”

Mustapha added that the spike in coronavirus cases is as a result of the consequences of certain occurrences in the last few weeks such as increase in social gatherings and disregard for health protocols.

The secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha

“A lot of discussion is still going on around the calls for the restriction of international travels due to the discovery of new strains of the virus in certain countries,” he said.

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“The PTF, aviation and health authorities including the WHO are assessing the situation closely and would take a position as soon as cogent scientific basis are established

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Shuaibu Abubakar Audu’s Foundation Identify With Kogi Primary Health-Care Devt. Agency Over Looting Of Essential Warehouse

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By Yahaya Idris, Lokoja.

Shuaibu Abubakar Audu,s Foundation has paid a courtesy call on the Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) office to identified with the officials and state government over the looting of their essential warehouse in Lokoja, Kogi State.

Hon. Prince Daniel Ogacheko, Chairman of the foundation who led other members to the Agency said they were in the office to formally sympathize with them over the incident that took place last year October 2020 which led to looting of the Essential warehouse by Hoodlums.

Prince Ogacheko further said that the foundation has been contributing it quota with aimed of complimenting the State government efforts in area of education, palliatives, Health-Care services and provision of potable drinking water to the citizens of the State.

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The Audu foundation is known for providing palliatives, healthcare services, education and water to the people of Kogi State through its annual programs and the foundation has received awards and commendation over its services to better lot of the society.

Speaking at the event, Executive Director of the Kogi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Alhaji Dr. Abubakar Yakubu, expressed gratitude to Shuaibu Abubakar Audu’s Foundation especially the socio-economic role the foundation plays in the state in areas of healthcare service delivery, education and provision of potable drinking water for the people of the State.

He appealed to the foundation come in and provide a potable water at the Emergency program Immunization Center (EPIC) in Zone 8, Lokoja as part of its effort to compliment government effort geared towards providing social amenities to the people of the State and among other things.

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He appealed to the foundation to provide a potable water to be situated at the Emergency Program Immunization Center (EPIC).

He also expressed gratitude to the foundation for coming down to identified with their agency at this moment of trial.

Kogi State Primary Healthcare development agency

He pledged the agency readiness to partner with the foundation in the areas of  health care services delivery to the people of Kogi State.

Alhaji Dr. Abubakar Yakubu further disclosed that the Agency strategy is to provide basic health care to the people of the State.

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Nasarawa Assembly Calls For Strict Compliance Of Covid-19 Protocols As School Resume

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As schools resume across Nasarawa State, the state House of Assembly has said that it will not spare any management whether public or private schools in the state that fails to adhere strictly to all the laid down guidelines on Covid-19 aimed at preventing  the spread of the dreaded disease.

Chairman,  House Committee  on Education, Science and Technology, Hon Daniel Ogazi handed down the warning when  he led other members of the committee for an unscheduled visit to some tertiary and secondary schools in the state to assess their levels of preparedness  on re-opening of schools amidst second wave of coronavirus.

The Deputy Majority Leader of the House and  his team inspected  schools resumption and safety measures put in place at Isa Mustapha Agwai  Polytechnic, Lafia , College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Lafia, Government Senior Science School, Nassarawa Eggon and College of Education, Akwanga.

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He frowned at the  situation where some students are seen in schools and classes without face masks and observances of social distancing as well as environmental cleanliness among others and called for a change of attitude.

Ogazi also advised management of the schools visited to ensure they put in place adequate facilities  like thermometer , Isolation centres,  ambulances, sanitizers, hand washing facilities as well as strict monitoring of students and teachers to ensure compliance.

He emphasised that even when government is doing its best, the schools managements are complementing, the individuals also have a greater role to play in the fight  against COVID-19 by ensuring that all the laid down protocols are strictly observed.

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“This exercise will be a continuous one, we will keep coming to ensure that the right things are done in protecting our people.

“We as assembly members, we are on recess, but as representatives of our people we need to cut-short our break to embark on this exercise by assessing the preparedness of schools resumption”.

The chairman also commended the state government for its efforts in tackling the menace in the state and called for more efforts in that direction.

In their separate responses,  Dr Justina Kotso, Rector Isa Mustapha Agwai polytechnic Lafia, Dr Peter Aboki, Deputy Provost, College of Agriculture, Lafia, Principal, Senior Science Secondary School, Nasarawa Eggon Mr Christopher Ogiri and Dr Roseline Kela, Sole Administrator, College of Education, Akwanga all took their time to explain extensively their efforts put in place on COVID-19 as they reopened schools and their challenges.

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Basically, one of the institutions top challenges is the issue of parameter fencing which they all make cases for government intervention.

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Covid-19: KSG Bans Viewing, Event Centres, Directs Civil Servants To Stay At Home

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Kano state government has announced the imposition of a fresh ban on the activities of viewing and event centres across the state following increasing COVID-19 cases.

The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who made the revelation in a statement, said the measure was part of decision at a stakeholders meeting held at the Africa House, Kano on Monday.

He said that all civil servants in the state have also been directed to stay at home pending further instruction.

Malam Garba, however, explained that workers on essential services such as the healthcare service providers, fire service, water board, teaching staff, security guards and the media are exempted from the ban.

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The commissioner reaffirmed government’s commitment to working with relevant stakeholders that included the Ulama to ensuring compliance with the COVID-19 Protocols.

He also warned that security agents who were part of the stakeholders meeting would not hesitate to take stern measures to ensure compliance with the directive.

 

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