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Gov. Orders Top Officials To Undergo COVID-19 Test After Director’s Death



Ganiyat Ganiyu

Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has ordered public officials including cabinet members in the state to undergo COVID-19 death following the death of the Director of special services and Secretary to the State Government, Shuaibu Danlami, who died from the virus.

Yahaya directed that the offices of the deceased as well as the Government House Clinic where the deceased was admitted, be disinfected and shut.

The governor’s spokesman, Ismaila Misilli, in a statement on Thursday also urged members of the public to observe all precautionary measures of hand-washing, use of sanitisers and face masks as well as maintain social distancing.

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He said, “Already, samples from commissioners, special advisers, members of the task force on covid-19, where the deceased served as assistant secretary; directors, executive secretaries, chairmen of boards and commissions, security personnel attached to the Government House, as well as those of other workers and aides are being taken for COVID-19 test while the Rapid Response Team has also commenced contact tracing.”

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