Moses Emorinken, Abuja
AS a part of collaborative efforts to comprise the unfold of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the nation, particularly within the Northern area, the Federal Authorities has enjoined conventional leaders to step up efforts to stem the growing fee of group transmission.
It stated that out of over 2,500 COVID-19 circumstances recorded throughout the nation (as of Sunday), 1,154 had been in Northern Nigeria.
The Minister of Well being, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made this identified on the Northern Conventional Leaders Committee on Major Well being Care Supply (NTLC) Emergency Assembly on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Ehanire stated: “It has change into crucial that as our revered conventional leaders safeguard our communities by mobilizing, sensitizing reporting and monitoring actions inside your domains to make sure preventive measures are being adhered.
“I’m conscious that instantly there was proof that the outbreak had began spreading to communities, the NTLC members swung into motion and elevated their communication to their topics on tips on how to shield themselves.
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“Over 2,500 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 have been recorded throughout the nation(as of Sunday), out of which 1,154 circumstances are in Northern Nigeria. We’re due to this fact counting in your continued help throughout this outbreak simply as you partnered us to cease polio transmission.
“A troubling facet of the COVID-19 outbreak is the stigmatization and discrimination of victims. That is an unlucky improvement. I hope that your management may even come to bear in reversing this ugly development.
“I wish to significantly commend His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, for chairing this emergency assembly of the NTLC.”
Emir of Argungu, Samaila Mera and Emir of Tsonga, Mai Kaltungo, nonetheless expressed concern over the ‘repatriation’ of Almajiris by some governors to their states of origin.
The Emirs urged the Federal Authorities to instruct states to cease the motion and ensure that even when Almajiris are to be ‘repatriated’, they need to first be examined of their states of abode.
In response, Ehanire stated, “This began a number of days in the past, however with the published of President Muhammadu Buhari placing an finish to interstate journey, I anticipate that the repatriation follow ought to ends.”