Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Friday went into self-isolation.
The Governor, in a statement, said he was medically advised to go into self-isolation due to his close contact with some personalities, some of whom have tested positive for COVID-19.
“Following my official trips in the past few days, during which I was in close contact with some personalities, some of whom have tested positive to COVID-19, I have been medically advised to go into self-isolation.
“As a result, I will withdraw from official and physical engagements for the period prescribed by the COVID-19 protocols, with effect from Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.
“In my absence, the Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Manir Muhammad Dan’Iya (Walin Sokoto), will carry on all official functions as laid down in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the statement read.
The Governor further stated that during this period, he would subject himself to the prescribed testing procedure as required by the Sokoto State Task Force on COVID-19, the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) protocols.
He promised to avail the public the outcome in due course.
He urged the good people of Sokoto state to adhere and observe all the protocols laid down by the relevant health bodies in the prevention and management of COVID-19 and solicited for their usual prayers in these trying times.