Kwara officials, medical personnel proceed on isolation

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin 

The Late Chief of Staff to Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Adisa Logun. He died of COVID-19 complications on Tuesday 7th July, 2020

Officials of the Kwara State government who have had contact with the late Chief of Staff to the state governor,  Aminu Adisa Logun in the past two weeks have all proceeded on self-isolation while their samples are taken for COVID-19 test.

This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the state Commissioner for Communication, Henrietta Adenike Afolabi- Oshatimehin.

According to her, cabinet members, personal staff of the late Chief of Staff, and some medical personnel who have recently had varying degrees of contacts with the late technocrat have now proceeded on self-isolation.

The statement said the government has also suspended physical meetings of any kind on official matters until further notice, directing increased use of virtual platforms for such engagements in order to limit physical contacts and emulate Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

“It is important to note that His Excellency the Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq last had any physical contact with the late Chief of Staff on April 6 during the launch of the conditional cash transfer for the elderly.

“The Governor’s subsequent meetings with the late CoS had all been virtual. Similarly, the State Executive Council meetings and most official engagements have consistently been held through virtual platforms in line with the COVID-19 protocols.

“Flowing from this, government officials are again urged to avoid physical meetings at all cost as well as keep to safety measures.” the Commissioner said.

Meanwhile, the former Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has consoled the State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazak on the death of his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Aminu Adisa Logun, who died on Tuesday.

In a Twitter message, Alhaji Ahmed also offered his sympathies to the late Alhaji Logun’s immediate family, and the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari.

“I convey my deepest condolences to the Executive Governor of Kwara State, His Excellency, Mallam AbdulRahman Abdulrazak on the tragic death of his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Aminu Adisa Logun, who passed on Tuesday.  Alhaji Logun was a seasoned businessman and administrator whose death is a significant loss to the state.

“My heartfelt sympathies are also offered to Alhaji Logun’s immediate family, the Emir of Ilorin, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari and the people of Ilorin Emirate. May Allah grant the late Alhaji Logun aljanah firdaus and uphold the family at this most difficult period”. Alhaji Gambari said.


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