Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State is on self-isolation having been exposed during the Nigeria Governors’ Forum meeting on the 18th of March to some colleagues whose COVID-19 status is positive.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel Berje, the Governor has already gone on to isolate himself while tests would be run to know his status and also directed that all his close aides and all cabinet members should subject themselves to self-isolation.
“Considering the fact that I was in Abuja the whole of last week to participate in the APC National meeting with the President, The Nigeria Governors forum meeting, National Economic council meeting and the World bank break fast meeting, as a way of leading by example, I have placed my self on isolation and waiting to be tested, along with members of my family”.
He acknowledged the directive of the Nigeria Governors Forum, for all the Governors that attended the following meetings to go on self-isolation including their close aides and people they had contact with
The statement also called on the general public not to panic as the measure so far put in place by the government is for containment of the pandemic, stressing that it’s not meant to punish nigerlites but to help and protect the welfare and lives of the citizens.
The statement there for enjoined the people to embrace simple personal hygiene, procedures as well as precautionary measures taken by the State government.
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