Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has directed all security formations in the state to ensure that an indigene of the state, whose son has been confirmed to be COVID-19 positive, was not to be allowed to enter the state.
A press statement signed by the special adviser media and publicity to the governor, Muhammad Bello on Monday, explained that Tambuwal gave the directive Monday when he received the report of the advisory committee on the state-sponsored Ramadan Feeding Program (RFP) at Government House, Sokoto.
According to him, when he received a report that Alh. Musa Bashar (aka Rahmaniyya), whose son Abubakar had just returned from Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE), and was infected by the deadly virus, he advised him not to come to Sokoto.
“I spoke with him on telephone twice pleading that he should not come to the state. But he told me that he has a pass to come. I have therefore directed the security operatives to be vigilant. They should arrest him and return him to Abuja immediately,” the governor told newsmen.
Visibly worried by the insistence of the affected indigene seeking to breach the closure of the state border, Gov. Tambuwal appealed to Islamic scholars and other stakeholders in the state to prevail on Alhaji Musa Bashar, who is also the father of Abdulrahman Musa Bashar, an Abuja based businessman, to stay away from the state.
Tambuwal emphasized to the people of the state that COVID-19 is real and no stone should be left unturned in ensuring that the disease does not enter the state.