The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday said he was on self-isolation.
In a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Sokoto, the governor said, “following my official trips in the past few days, during which I was in close contact with some personalities, some of whom have tested positive to COVID-19, I have been medically advised to go into self-isolation.
“I will withdraw from official and physical engagements for the period prescribed by the COVID-19 protocols, with effect from Friday, December 18, 2020.”
He directed that in his absence, the Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Manir Muhammad Dan’Iya (Walin Sokoto), will carry on all official functions as laid down in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“During this period, I will subject myself to the prescribed testing procedure as required by the Sokoto State Task Force on COVID-19, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols.
“In due course, I shall avail you all with the outcome.”
He urged the people of our state to adhere to and observe all the protocols laid down by the relevant health bodies in the prevention and management of COVID-19.
He also solicited the prayers of the people of the state in these trying times and prayed Allah to continue to bless the people of Sokoto State and Nigeria.