The government of Kano State on Sunday, April 26, admitted recent deaths in the state, with assurance that the state government is in charge of the situation.
The Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, said Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has already directed the state Ministry of Health to conduct a thorough investigation into the immediate and remote causes of these deaths.
Mr. Garba, said “although investigation into the cause of the deaths is still ongoing, preliminary report from the state Ministry of Health indicated that the deaths are not connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Reports from the State Ministry of Health has shown that most of the deaths were caused by complications arising from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis and acute malaria.
“Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is earnestly waiting for the final report from the State Ministry of Health so as to take necessary action.
“Governor Ganduje from the onset, demonstrated the zeal and political will to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
“Governor Ganduje’s administration has been commended from within and outside the state over the proactive measures it took towards curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This explains why Kano, apart from being the most populated state, did not record a case of the pandemic until lately.
Mr. Garba said that though the situation on hand is currently serious, the government is not resting on its oars in taking appropriate measures to ensure that the good people of Kano state and residents in the state protect themselves from the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the Ministry of Health are through with the medical investigation, further necessary actions will be taken.
The Commissioner of Information urged the good people of Kano state not to panic, because Government is on top of the situation.
Mr. Garba further stated that the mystery or whatever it is happening will soon be unravelled.