•Former Kano State governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso
Former Kano State governor, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has written to President Muhammadu Buhari on the rising incidences of mysterious deaths in Kano state.
In the letter, titled ‘ COVID-19 and the rising incidences of mysterious deaths in Kano state: a call on the federal government for urgent action to save lives‘, Kwankwaso stated that he felt obliged to Mr President on the scary incident.
“Permit me Mr. President to draw your attention to the spike in mystery deaths among the aged population in Kano State in the last couple of weeks. Hundreds of funerals have been recorded in all the cemeteries of the eight metropolitan local governments alone. Looking at the pattern elsewhere in the world where senior citizens with preexisting conditions were the main fatalities of the novel coronavirus, we are concerned that the inability to conduct tests in the state to determine the status of these senior citizens might be responsible for their death. We are even more concerned that if sincere and efficient machinery is not urgently put in place to understand and militate against this, more lives of innocent senior citizens will be lost,” Kwankwaso noted.
Kwankwaso advised that the situation in the state should not be seen by Mr. President as a state government matter.
According to him, lives of tens of millions of Nigerians living in Kano state is at stake and as such the central government should be actively involved in caring for, and saving their lives.
Senator Kwankwaso also suggested that, at least five additional test centres should be established with 10 other sample collection centres across the State and that palliatives should be generous and general.
“The virus does not belong to any political party just as hunger and poverty are not partisan,” Kwankwaso said. (Daily Trust)