Two Top Nigerian Government officials down with Coronavirus

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Barrister Bawa Wuse, the Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, and Mohammed Kagara, the Clerk of the House, have gone into self-isolation after testing positive for the Covid-19.

Barrister Bawa Wuse and his principal staff was learned to have gone into quarantine as the second wave of the pandemic hits the state

According to a report and a close source in the House, most of the test carried on the Barrister Bawa Wuse returned negative except that of the Speaker and the Clerk, adding that they responded to treatment.

According to the source, two weeks ago, a member of the House tested positive, and this made the whole legislators and staff of the assembly undergo the COVID-19 test.

“Unfortunately, the results of the speaker and that of clerk turned out positive,” the source said.

Mohammed Sani Idrissaid, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, while Confirming the situation, said the Speaker and Clerk of the House of Assembly are down with Covid-19 and currently in isolation that the two are doing well.

This development is said to have created panic in civil servants’ minds in the state and especially, within those in the House of Assembly in particular.

Niger State Government, due to the second wave in COVID-19 in the country, has last week directed all civil servants to stay at home from Monday, 21st December 2020 till further notice except those on essential services.

It also ordered the closure of public and private schools and tertiary institutions across the state for thirty days.

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