The governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and his deputy, Kayode Alabi remain negative for the novel coronavirus, The Ravens has learnt.
Following the death of the Chief of Staff to the Governor, late Aminu Adisa Logun, who succumbed to the deadly disease, various government officials submitted themselves for test and some had reportedly tested positive for the virus.
Speaking with newsmen today, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and Spokesperson, Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19, Rafiu Ajakaye confirmed that the governor and his deputy remain free of the virus.
His words, “Fellow Kwarans, let us act more responsibly. COVID-19 is real. His Excellency and his deputy have both undergone their own tests. The two of them have tested negative. But a few members of staff of Government House, as you may be aware, have tested positive to the virus. Let us stay safe by abiding by all the safety protocols.
“The raids the government recently held on a night club in Ilorin will be a routine exercise to stop the flagrant violations of safety measures. Also, government restates that clubs, drinking joints, football viewing centres, and parties with more than 25 persons remain shut.”
He also added that the government would meet with the leadership of the Muslim community on Wednesday, July 22nd to discuss the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha — a period of mass gathering and celebration — and agree on the safest way to curb further spread of the virus.