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PRESS RELEASE

Attention of the Kebbi State Government has been drawn to a false and an unsubstianted social media story which is being mischievously circulated that, the State Government has designated the NYSC camp at Dakingari, as an Isolation camp for the Covid-19 suspected patients.

“This is not only mischievous and misleading, but an attempt to down play the efforts of the government in it’s dogged sustained determination to curtail the spread of the dreaded disease.

” It is also worthy of note that, the designation of NYSC camps, nation-wide, as Isolation camps is the decision of the federal government.

” However, to set the records straight, the state government, through the Task Force on Covid -19, had since designated the Kalgo Medical Center as an Isolation camp and its fully functional Intensive Care Unit (ICU), at the hospital, for all centers of Covid -19 .”

The Task Force has also identified and dedicated a Ward at the Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kebbi and Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital, also in Birnin Kebbi, as additional facilities for Covid -19 .

A statement by the Chairman of the Kebbi State Task Force on Covid-19, Jafar Muhammed (Clean) advises that, all enquiries, querries and information should be directed to the committee instead of resorting to the deliberate and malicious dissemination of falsehood and fake news.

The statement further explained that, the visit to the NYSC camp by the Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Aliyu Bello Kaliel was just an oversight visit, to assess the condition of the camp, but not as an isolation centre for Covid -19.

The statement therefore appealed to the concienstous members of the general public to disregard the dangerous and destructive story which was just a mere unreliable product of grapevine.

Signed :

YAHAYA SARKI
Special Adviser (SA) Media to Kebbi State Government
21/4/2020


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