“No mass deaths in Sokoto ― Gov. Tambuwal

Kola Bamidele

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has dismissed the report of mass death in the State as the figment of the writer.

Governor Tambuwal who spoke during an interview monitored on NTA Network News, frowned at the misleading report.

He however argued that his administration having cross-check all the records in each of the cemetery across the State, discovered that no such thing happens in the state.

He described the death recorded in the cemetery as one that easily is commensurate with the population of the state.

Governor Tambuwal, however, assured that the State Government has opened a register in all the cemetery across the State for the purpose of taking proper record of dead people before burial.

He explained that the state has extended the facilities at the infectious disease in Amanawa to 100 bed-space, saying his administration is targeting two hundred bed-space at the hospital.

“We are also considering converting some of our health facilities like the occupation service centre where we have 40 bed-space.

“We have received a 20-bed clinic from the Catholic Church, and in Murtala Muhammed Specialist hospital where we have 32 bed-space and another 20 bed-space facilities at Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH).

“We are also working on it if it becomes necessary towards donating state-owned hotels like Gingiya Hotels, Shukura hotels where we have about 250 put together bed-space capacity.

“In total in Sokoto, we are working towards having about 560 bed capacity for COVID-19 patients. Currently, we have about 85 cases which include 78 active cases and 3 discharged with 8 casualties.

“We have so far tested 238 people in the state,” he added.