Good morning and welcome to Politics Nigeria latest coronavirus (COVID-19) update in Nigeria for today Monday, March 30th, 2020.
The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has debunked the debunked Coronavirus rumour in the state. He refuted the rumour in a statement made available to newsmen by his Commissioner for Information Dan Manjang on Monday.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has donated 100% of his 10 months salary from May 29, 2019, to date to his government’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. AbdulRazaq announced the donation in a statement on Sunday issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye.
The chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has confirmed that he was tested positive for Coronavirus. This is coming six days after it was widely reported by major newspapers including POLITICS NIGERIA. Kyari also said he will soon return to work as he debunked travel rumour.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has requested the sum of N1bn from the federal government to secure his state against COVID-19 spread. It should be noted that Anambra state has not recorded any Covid-19 case. According to the governor, Anambra had opened a special account for donations towards preventing coronavirus from spreading into the state, which currently has no record of COVID-19. Obiano disclosed this in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has donated 100% of his 10 months salary from May 29, 2019, to date to his government’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. AbdulRazaq announced the donation in a statement on Sunday issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye. He also commended the two ministers from the state, Lai Mohammed and Senator Gbemisola Saraki, and their colleagues for donating half of March salary to the fight against the dreaded virus.
Former senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, says the lockdown orders of some states made by President Muhammadu Buhari is outside his constitutional powers. Politics Nigeria reports that the President in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday restricted movements in Abuja, Ogun and Lagos State for 14 days due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country. However, in a series of tweets on his official Twitter page on Sunday night, Melaye said the power to restrict movement in any state lies with approval of the State House of Assembly.
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