Niger Speaker, Clerk both test positive for COVID-19

The Speaker of the Niger State Assembly, Barrister Bawa Wuse and House Clerk Mohammed Kagara went into self-isolation after a positive coronavirus test.
It has been heard that the politicians and key workers have gone into quarantine when the second phase of the pandemic reaches the state.

A source in the House said that most of the assessments carried out by the legislators returned negative, save for the Speaker and the Clerk, adding that the pair did, however, respond to the treatment.
According to the author, a member of the House tested positive two weeks ago and this made all the legislatures and assembly workers undergo coronavirus tests.

“Unfortunately, the results of the speaker and that of clerk turned out positive,” the source said.

Confirming the situation, the State Commissioner for Information and Policy, Mohammed Sani Idrissaid Speaker and Assembly clerk are down with Covid-19 and are actually in isolation, adding that both are doing well.

The latest increase in the dreaded coronavirus in the state has contributed to the death of a former HoS Head of Service on Saturday.

Development is said to have triggered fear in the minds of civil servants in the state and, in particular, in those of the House of Assembly.

Due to the second wave of COVID-19 in the region, the Niger State Government last week ordered all civil servants to stay at home from Monday, 21 December 2020 until further notice, except on critical services.

It also ordered the closing of public and private colleges and tertiary institutions in the state for a period of thirty days.

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