Thursday, April 23, 2020

Covid-19: UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu To NCDC, FGN Focus More On Kano State

By Victor Bieni

 OSHOGBO- OSUN STATE -UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu  has urged the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal government to focus more attention to the highly populated northern state of Kano following the rapid rate at which the coronavirus pandemic was spreading there.

In a press statement made available to Newsmen in Osun State capital, OSHOGBO-- today by UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu expressed the fear that Kano might soon become the epicenter of the pandemic if not urgently handled.

Prof Aremu stated that NCDC and FGN need to shift focus urgently to Kano, which possibly may become Nigeria’s next Covid-19 ground zero and investigate the spate of unexplained deaths.

The Press Statement reads in part:“I had earlier warned that not responding robustly now, will in the longer term, cost Nigeria more financially, materially, morally and certainly, in terms of human casualties.”

 According to him, “when COVID-19 hits Nigeria fully, the challenge and We are gradually gravitating to that moment of shock.”

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