COVID-19 ‘real, serious’ Emir of Daura warns Nigerians

COVID-19 ‘real, serious’ Emir of Daura warns Nigerians

Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:41 pm


Few hours after he was discharged from isolation centre after being healed of coronavirus infection, Emir of Daura, in Katsina State, Alhaji Umar-Faruk Umar,has warned Nigerians to do everything possible to avoid getting infected with the disease.

The Emir told journalists that that the disease is “real and very serious” while speaking with journalists shortly after he was discharged from the hospital in Katsina

“The disease is real and serious. I want to appeal to the people to obey the government and experts’ directives to curb its spread.

“People should stay away from anything that will make them contact the disease.

“COVID-19 is a global disaster; all hands must be on deck in the battle to rid humanity of this plague,” said the Emir who has just recovered from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease,” the Emir said.

He, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the solidarity and support when he was hit by the pandemic.

The monarch also hailed Katsina State governor Aminu Masari for being there for him from when he tested positive.

He said Masari shouldered his medical bills throughout his stay in the hospital.

“I am grateful to announce that Masari was so concerned and worried when I was admitted in the hospital. He showed me deep love and affection.

“I also thank the people of Katsina State and others all over the world who prayed for my quick recovery.

“Masari settled my medical expenses; he is a person that always invests in the well being of his people. I sincerely thank him for that.

“I also thank Buhari because he wrote three letters showing concern about my health.

“I appeal to all and sundry to support Masari and Buhari to enable them deliver the dividends of democracy to all.”


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