Kwara State government has directed officials who had contact with the late Chief of Staff, Aminu Adisa Logun, in the past two weeks to proceed on self-isolation while their samples are taken for COVID-19 test.
The State Commissioner of Communications, Mrs Adenike Afolabi-Oshatimehin, said this in a statement issued on Wednesday.
In the statement titled, ‘Chief of Staff: Kwara Officials proceed on isolation’, the commissioner directed “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 had 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.
The Chief of Staff to the governor, Alhaji Aminu Logun, died of COVID-19 on Tuesday at a Medical facility in Ilorin.