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NASARAWA: House of Assembly member dies of COVID-19 infection



The Nasarawa State government led by Governor Abdullahi Sule has announced the death of a member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, who died after contracting the dreaded COVID-19 virus.

Governor Sule who made the announcement on Sunday said that the House of Assembly member identified as Adamu Suleiman, who represents Nasarawa Central in the state Assembly, lost his life before the result of his test came back as positive.

He informed that the deceased lawmaker had since been buried according to Islamic rites without adherence to safety measures, as it wasn’t clear at the time if he died of COVID-19.

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The governor also added that the COVID-19 status of the lawmaker was discovered by members of his family and those living in the house went into isolation and samples have been collected from them by NCDC officials for testing.

This came after the Nasarawa State Government concluded plans to repatriate 4,443 non-indigent Almajiris to their states of origin beginning from Sunday, May 3rd.

According to reports from the state, buses have already been hired in readiness for the commencement of the repatriation.

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