Officials of the Kwara State government are to proceed on self-isolation after the death of Chief of Staff to the Governor, Aminu Logun.
Logun died on Tuesday as a result of COVID-19 complications.
His Janazah is expected to hold on Wednesday July 8th with the state government announcing the isolation of officials as a move to limit the spread of the virus, and to detect those who may have contracted the disease.
Commissioner for Communications, Henrietta Adenike Afolabi-Oshatimehin said in a statement;
“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 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.
“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,” the commissioner said.
“Flowing from this, government officials are again urged to avoid physical meetings at all cost as well as keep to safety measures.”