Some residents of Bauchi State, on Tuesday, expressed shock over the information of Gov. Bala Mohammad testing positive to coronavirus.
Mohammed remoted himself on March 23, after he made contact with Mohammed Atiku, son to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Who examined positive to COVID-19.
Malam Muktar Gidado, the governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media, confirmed the governor tested positive on Tuesday in an announcement.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories that individuals gathered in teams discussing the incident, most of them carrying ‘long faces’.
Few folks, who reluctantly spoke with NAN on their emotions, on situation of anonymity, stated the information was devastating and surprising.
They stated it ought to now grow to be clear to these doubtful that the specter of COVID-19 is now not a case of ‘tales by the moonlight’ however ‘reality’.
“We pray for his recovery and that of others that tested positive; as our governor, he is doing very well and God will protect him,” stated a number of the respondents.
They applauded the measures taken by the governor that culminated into discovering that he had the virus.
According to them, solely God is aware of the variety of folks that may have been affected by way of contacts with him.
Some of them who spoke known as for thorough scrutiny of the aides of the governor to determine their standing.
In his response, Mr Abdullahi Yelwa, a lecturer on the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi, stated it was worrisome to have the quantity individual within the state affected.
According to him, when the pinnacle is sick, your complete physique is sick as a result of we want the governor to be on his ft to rescue others.
He urged folks of the state to take all precautionary measures and recommendation from well being consultants so as to include the virus.
Also, one other resident of Bauchi, Mr Bunmi Adetoye, stated the worry of the virus among the many residents of the state had elevated.