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Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, has gone into self isolation.

A statement personally signed by the governor on Friday, said the self-isolation was as a result of medical advice.

In the statement titled, “I Am In Self-Isolation,” Tambuwal further explained that his decision followed his official trips in the past few days, “during which I was in close contact with some personalities, some of whom have tested positive to COVID-19. I have been medically advised to go into self-isolation.”

He said he was withdrawing from official and physical engagements for the period prescribed by the COVID-19 protocols, with effect from Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.

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“In my absence, the Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Honourable Manir Muhammad Dan’Iya (Walin Sokoto), will carry on all official functions as laid down in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“During this period, I will subject myself to the prescribed testing procedure as required by the Sokoto State Task Force on COVID-19, the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols,” he said.

He promised to make public, in due course, the outcome of the test and urged the people of Sokoto State to adhere and observe all the protocols laid down by the relevant health bodies in the prevention and management of COVID-19.

“I also wish to solicit your usual prayers in these trying times. May Allah continue to bless the good people of Sokoto State and Nigeria,” the governor added.