Saturday, September 23, 2023

Nigerian govt. conducting  autopsies to ascertain cause of sudden deaths in Kano – Presidency

The Presidency says the  federal government is conducting autopsies to ascertain the cause of the sudden and rapid deaths in Kano state.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, on Wednesday, said no one was sure of the cause of deaths in the state.

“While some may wish to believe that there are other causes at play here like hypertension, diabetes, meningitis, and acute malaria’, there are others who say it is COVID-19.


We should be prepared to accept the medical and scientific result of the autopsies and work together to confront the common enemy,” the statement said.

What we know all over the world is that communities with similar socio-economic dynamics like Kano have found as very helpful, the sort of lockdown measures now imposed, with markets and other public places of worship shuttered more strictly.


“The President and his government are with the people of Kano State and will not let them down.

If there is reason to believe that the mortality rate in Kano due to COVID-19 is out of control, it will spell a serious development to which the best action would be for the Federal government and state government to work more tightly together to find solutions and implement them together.

There is no time for energy wasted on political point-scoring, whether by current or former holders of office, or for any differences between state and federal administrations to be publicly aired.

This is no time for talk. Our common purpose is to preserve the lives and health of citizens,” it concluded.

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