Just In: Gov Masari, Deputy Gov Mannir Yakubu’s COVID-19 test result is out
Governor Aminu Bello Masari and his Deputy Governor, Quantity Surveyor Mannir Yakubu have tested negative to Covid-19.
The state Deputy Governor Quantity Surveyor Mannir Yakubu announced this during a press briefing held at government house, Katsina.
Alhaji Mannir Yakubu explained that the duo’s results were just release.
He announced the committee has been set up to be known as “Katsina state Covid-19 response and the emergency committee” under the leadership of the Deputy Governor.
Membership of the committee, he said include Alhaji Dahiru Bara’u Mangal to serve as Deputy chairman, the speaker of the state house of assembly, Alhaji Tasi’u Maigari Musa Zango, the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice Alhaji Ahmed Usman El-Marzuq, the state commissioner of finance, Alhaji Kasimu Abdul Mutallab, the state commissioner of health, Engineer Nuhu Yakubu Danja and the chief of staff, Alhaji Muntari Lawal.
Quantity Surveyor Mannir Yakubu explained that the main purpose of the committee is to assist the state ministry of health in responding as quickly as possible to the uncommon health challenges of our time.
He said that the committee had already swung into action and had been receiving donations from public-spirited individuals both within and outside the state.
The Deputy Governor assured that the government appreciated the show of support to the government in its effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.
Alhaji Mannir Yakubu announced that donations so far received include Alhaji Dahiru Bara’u Mangal who donated one hundred million Naira, United Bank of Africa-UBA that donated 28.5 million Naira, an anonymous donor who presented ten million Naira, Alhaji Mannir Abukur also donated ten million Naira and Alhaji Salisu continental computers who donated five million Naira.
The Deputy Governor, however, requested more public-spirited individuals to donate generously to the committee.
He also requested members of the public from time to time to await information to be issued by the committee.
Alhaji Mannir Yakubu revealed that isolation centres have been established for now at General Hospital katsina and the federal Medical centre, katsina.
If the situation so demands, he said another center is being proposed at a location along Dutsen safe road.
Hassan Muhammad Tukur
Katsina Gazette/Fitilar Katsina
Ministry of information