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COVID-19: Atiku speaks on strange deaths recorded in Kano

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has shared his thoughts on the mysterious deaths and the high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded in Kano State.

in a statement on his Facebook page on Saturday, Atiku urged the Federal Government and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to quickly tackle the spread of the virus in the northern state.

He also asked them to collaborate with the Kano State government to curtail the curb the spread of the ‘plague, adding that the safety of the people of the state is important.

The PDP chieftain stressed that curbing the pandemic in the state is one sure way of ensuring the safety of people in the surrounding states to Kano, other parts of the North and the country.

He, however, sympathized with the people of the state over the spate of deaths in recent times.

Atiku counseled that efforts should be geared towards providing plausible explanation of the situation for the good of the people of the state.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians, in the face of the prospects of the relaxation of restrictions of the past five weeks, to continue to abide by all the known protocols set out by the NCDC.

These protocols according to the former Vice President are washing hands, avoiding crowded areas, observing social distancing, using face masks and hand sanitizers to be able to achieve victory over the pandemic and roll back the situation by stopping further infections.

Similarly, Atiku also expressed sympathy and solidarity with the family of media mogul, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi and members of his family who tested positive to Covid-19.

The Waziri Adamawa called on all well-meaning Nigerians to put the matter of the speedy recovery of Chief Dokpesi and his family, and other victims of the Covid-19 pandemic in prayers.

The former Vice President described Chief Dokpesi as a patriotic and law-abiding Nigerian for the way he cooperated with the NCDC to carry out the test on him, his staff, and the entire family when it was earlier discovered that his son had tested positive.

He noted that Dokpesi is not among those people who would because of the position and influence they occupy and wield in society be shy to perform a civic duty.

“He is indeed a role model worthy of emulation”.

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