15 Aides of Kwara Dep Gov Test Positive for COVID-19


By Hammed Shittu

No fewer than 15 aides of the Kwara State Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi, have tested positive for COVID-19 pandemic.

The fate of the affected aides, according to THISDAY checks, was based on the outcome of results of their samples at Sobi Specialist Hospital in Ilorin.

In a statement issued in Ilorin yesterday by the deputy governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mrs. Modupe Joel, however, said the deputy governor had called on the people of the state to always adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety protocols.

Deputy Governor Alabi warned that the virus is real and presents danger that requires serious caution.

He explained that the state government is determined to flatten the curve of coronavirus and curb community transmission.

Alabi said his COVID-19 positive aides have been admitted to infectious centre in Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin.

The deputy governor called on Kwarans to take responsibility in the fight against the disease.

He said the only antidote against COVID-19 is to obey all the government and health officials’ precautionary measures such as wearing of nose masks, avoidance of large gathering, and adherence to physical distancing, washing of hands with soap and running water or sanitizer among others.

Alabi also advised all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to emulate his action by testing the staff.