Officials of the NCDC on Monday counselled Alhaji Sule Lamido, the former governor of Jigawa state to go on self-isolation, following a COVID -19 test in Kano.
The Source told the Nation that, the emerging development noted that, “it is part of NCDC protocol for suspected persons to self isolate as he awaits results”.
Sequel to contact tracing by the NCDC, the PDP stalwart was one of the dignitaries identified to have attended funeral ceremony at Koki on Thursday where Kano index case was said to have mixed freely with the crowd of sympathisers.
Dr Imam Wada Bello, Director Public Health State Ministry Of Health and Secretary COVID-19 State Taskforce, had via an SMS sought Lamido permission “for our RRT to evaluate your risk and possibly take sample.”
The SMS which was published by the former governor in his verified Facebook Timeline reads “Assalamu Alaykum, Your Excellency Sir As part of our COVID-19 contact tracing your name was mentioned among other dignitaries that attended the funeral at Koki on Thursday.”
The invitation SMS added, “we would like to have your kind permission for our RRT to evaluate your risk and possibly take sample.”
Lamido in his prompt response said “sure, I am available any time you need me, let me know when.”
The tough-talking former governor disclosed that “and today, by 1:30pm 13/04/2020 myself, my driver and Orderly were through the whole processes. Efficiency at it’s best! Now awaiting results.”