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NIGER STATE DEBUNKS REPORT ON THREE MEMBERS TESTED POSITIVE WITH COVID-19

 

NIGER STATE DEBUNKS REPORT ON THREE MEMBERS TESTED POSITIVE WITH COVID-19

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG) and Chairman, Niger State Task Force on COVID-19 Pandemic, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has denied a report attributed to him that three members of the State Executive Council have tested positive to Coronavirus.

The report which was published by some National Dailies and circulating in social media platforms was un-factual, concocted and a mere fabrication therefore did not emanate from the Chairman of the Task Force.

Ahmed Matane appealed to the public to disregard the false report and discourage the circulation of any unverified information, stressing that such could cause harm and unnecessary panic among the citizens.

He assured that the State Government remained fully committed to the containment of COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring that the people of the State strictly adhere to safety protocols of Coronavirus in line with International Health Regulations.

The SSG urged the people of the State to discountenance the alarm being raised, as Government remain committed to protect the lives of it citizens in this fight against Coronavirus pandemic.

The Chairman enjoined the people of the State to adhere to the use of face masks, application of hand sanitizer, regular hand washing with soap, physical and social distancing, so as to help curb the spread of the pandemic in the State, adding that coronavirus is still very much lurking around.

Ahmed Matane implored Journalists in the State to always adhere to the ethics of their profession in the discharge of their constitutional responsibilities through accurate reportage.

Signed
Lawal Tanko
Information Officer
SSG’s Office

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