Following the confirmation the death of a member of the Nasarawa State Assembly, Hon. Adamu Suleiman who was said died of complications from the coronavirus disease, the state government has shutdown the assembly.
Governor Sule informed that the Speaker and all the twenty three other members, including staff of the Assembly will be quarantined while government intensifies tracing of other contacts of the late member.
The state governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Lafia, yesterday, maintained that result from the test conducted on the samples earlier collected from the late lawmaker turned out to be positive.
Late Hon. Suleiman, who represented Nasarawa-Central constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, died last week after a brief illness.
“The Speaker and all the Assembly members have agreed to be quarantined to show good example. We are happy they are cooperating with us in this direction”
“I have since met with the Emir of Nasarawa on this and the Imam, who conducted the Funeral prayer of the late member and those who bath the corpse, including family members of the disease will also be quarantined”
According to him the test conducted on the eleven contacts from the index case turned negative, pointing out that the state now has a total of nine confirmed cases and one death from the COVID-19 disease.
He appealed to the people of the state, especially those returning from high risk places to avail themselves of test for their own interest and that of the society at large.
The governor further disclosed that the safety items procured by the state had arrived the state and will be distributed to citizens of the state as part of measures to contain the spread of the virus.