…Kwara Govt Suspends All Physical Meetings
By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin
Following the death of the Chief of Staff, CoS, to the Kwara State governor, Alhaji Adisa Logun, last Tuesday from complications arising from COVID-19, cabinet members and personal staff of the CoS have been asked to proceed on isolation tests.
The affected officials were said to have had contacts with the late CoS, who was confirmed to have died of COVID-19, within the past two weeks and as at press time yesterday, they had all proceeded on self-isolation, while their samples were taken for COVID-19 test.
A statement by the Commissioner for Communications, Adenike Afolabi-Oshatimehin, said, “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 that the government has 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.
The statement added, “It is important to note that His Excellency, 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.” the commissioner said.
Afolabi-Oshatimehin added, “Flowing from this, government officials are again urged to avoid physical meetings at all cost as well as keep to safety measures.”
Late Logun died after a brief illness, which reportedly turned serious and shortly after the test carried out on him showed that he was COVID-19 positive.