The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has called on Northern Traditional Rulers, not to relent in spearheading the campaigns to avoid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in their regions, stressing that, the cost of treating Covid-19 patients in the State, is very expensive, Page 36 learnt.
The Governor, who made the call at the Executive Committee meeting of the Traditional Rulers, chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, noted that, “it costs about N400,000 to treat one Covid-19 patient”, in Kaduna State.
While noting that Traditional Rulers have critical roles to play in ensuring that people at the grassroots adhere to government’s directives as part of measures to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus and other diseases, Governor El-Rufai told the Customary Leaders that “treating the infected, is digging a big hole in the government’s coffers”.
He however, disclosed that the challenges in the treatment of the pandemic, make it imperative that people desist from activities that will promote the spread of the virus in the Northern region, and the country at large.
Traditional Rulers from the 19 Northern States met in Kaduna, on Monday, to discuss the security and socio-economic challenges confronting the region, particularly in the Southern part of the State.
The meeting was chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto.
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