Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, yesterday disclosed that four persons, including a state lawmaker had so far died of COVID-19 in the state.
This came as Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19 has arrested three Nigeriens and nine almajirai from Bauchi and Katsina states in a stowaway bus destined for the state.
Governor Sule, who spoke in Lafia at the review meeting of the state’s COVID-19 committee, lamented that the state unfortunately recorded four deaths including the member of the state assembly representing Nasarawa-West out of the 90 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.
He said 705 samples were taken from the state to the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control, NCDC) for testing since the pandemic started, saying “Out of the 705 samples taken, we have so far received 658 results and 90 were confirmed positive, while results of the remaining are still being awaited.
Those receiving treatment at the various isolation centres in the state are so far responding to treatment.” Governor Sule assured the people of the state that the government under his leadership would always prioritize their welfare, health and security in line with the oath of office, expressing gratitude to traditional rulers, security, health personnel, journalists and other stakeholders for their efforts toward containing the virus.
Sule equally thanked God for sparing the life of Joseph Masin, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the state who recently regained his freedom from kidnapers.