COVID-19: Sokoto stakeholders meeting inconclusive as over 200 attend

• Isolation centre under construction

Stakeholders meeting against the spread of coronavirus in Sokoto, held on Tuesday, at the state government house exco chamber, ended inconclusively.

Meanwhile, the social distance rule to guide against contracting the virus was not followed as about two hundred people attended the meeting.

Some of the high profile personalities at the meeting include Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal; his deputy, Honourable Manir Dan’Iya; Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III, and members of the state executive council.

Others include traditional and community leaders, security chiefs, representatives of a community-based organisation, and several others.

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Speaking after the meeting, Abdullahi S. Danko, a permanent secretary in the state, told journalists that, “the stakeholders meeting with regards to COVID-19 is inconclusive.

“The enlarged meeting has decided to constitute an ad-hoc committee, review all the summations and report back to the entire meeting at a later day.”

During our correspondent’s visit to one of the three isolation centres at Amanawa Infectious Disease Hospital, none of the staff could volunteer information on the level of readiness of the hospital.

The hospital old administrative building earmarked as the isolation centre is undergoing reconstruction.

One of the workers on-site Nigerian Tribune that “the building may not be ready, until the next two weeks.”

 

 

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