COVID-19: KWHA approves N243.5m for medical equipment, laboratory Kwara records 2 new cases

The Kwara State House of Assembly has approved the disbursement of N243.5 million for the procurement of medical equipment and construction of a molecular laboratory.
This came on the heels of a request sent to the Assembly for the state to disburse N243,555,880.00 received as COVID-19 donations for the purpose.
The request was made by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and deliberated upon at the sitting of the lawmakers on Tuesday.
According to the resolution of the lawmakers, the House Leader, Abubakar Olawoyin, moved the motion for the consideration of the Governor’s request and was seconded by another colleague, Abdullah Danbaba.
The House Leader led the debate for the acceptance of the Governor’s request of the need to utilise the donation on medical equipment and Molecular laboratory after which the approval was given.
The Clerk of the House was, however, directed to communicate the resolution of the House to the Governor.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which has ravaged the globe starting from January, has been contracted by over 61,000 persons in Nigeria and has killed over a thousand across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the Kwara government has disclosed that at the last count, two persons have tested positive to coronavirus in the state, bringing its total confirmed cases to 1,079.
The spokesman of the state’s Technical Committee on COVID-19, Rafiu Ajakaye, made this known in a statement he issued on Saturday in Ilorin.
He stated that out of the total number of confirmed cases, 1,028 patients were treated and discharged, while 27 patients lost their lives to the virus.
“As at (of) Friday, the number of active cases was 24. 1,028 patients had earlier been treated and discharged while 27 deaths were recorded,” he explained.

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