NIGER: Speaker Of State House Of Assembly, Clerk Test Positive For Covid-19


Abdullahi Bawa, the speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly and the clerk, Abdullahi Kagara have tested positive for coronavirus.

Confirming this, Muhammed Idris, Commissioner of Information stated that the results of the Sepeaker and the Clerk came out positive on Sunday .

The Speaker of the House and the Clerk have both gone into self-isolation.

A member representing Bida 2 Constituency, Haruna Baba, said the member representing Gurara Local Government and Chairperson of the House Committee on Gender Affairs, Binta Mamman had earlier tested positive for the virus two weeks ago.

This made the entire legislators and staff of the assembly volunteer be tested for COVID-19 last week.

He said the results of the Speaker and the Clerk, however, came out positive, while other results are still being awaited.

“We are yet to receive other results. But for now, many of us are in self-isolation,” Baba said.

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