Connect with us

Uncategorized

Family of any health worker killed by Coronavirus will get N5m —El-Rufai

Published

on



The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, on Saturday, said the state government had provided N5m in life insurance coverage for each health worker who dies of COVID-19 in the line of duty.

El-Rufai said, “We also insured their (health workers) lives to the tune of N5m.

“Anyone that dies in this process, his family will get N5m; and we have additional disability insurance for those that get sick and cannot walk but are not dead.

“We are also giving a special allowance to all health workers, as well as extraordinary allowances for those on the frontlines.

“This is the broad strategy that we’ve adopted in Kaduna State and we are implementing it with all energy and focus.”

The governor also disclosed that he was the index COVID-19 case who infected four others in the state.

El-Rufai, who was a guest speaker on The Platform, an annual event of the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos, also noted that the state government took steps to get personal protective equipment for health workers.

The governor said, “Each and every case of COVID-19 we’ve had in the state was imported.

“I was the index case; fortunately, I would say, because it served to scare everyone in the state to come to the reality that COVID-19 is real; it’s not a joke.

“I got it in Abuja and I infected four other people. Happily, all of us are okay now.

“We are all back to our normal lives. We didn’t want to expose any of our frontline workers to any risk, so we have a lot of PPEs for all our health workers.”

Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

TRENDING

Uncategorized2 weeks ago

2022 World Cup: Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1

Saudi Arabia recorded the first major upset of the World Cup as they beat Argentina 2-1 in their opening game...

Politics2 weeks ago

2023: Lai Mohammed accuses opposition parties of using fake news in campaigns against APC

The Federal Government has accused opposition parties of using fake news and disinformation to prosecute the campaigns towards the 2023...

Foreign News2 weeks ago

Twitter Restores Donald Trump’s Account

Microblogging service Twitter has reinstated former United States President Donald Trump’s account.  The account was restored after Twitter’s new owner...

Sabinus Sabinus
Entertainment2 weeks ago

How Sabinus scammed me of N2m – Event planner cries out

An event planner, Johnbosco Ezeuchegbu aka Crazylegs, on Friday called out a popular comedian, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel, also known as Sabinus,...

News2 weeks ago

Identity Of Humanitarian Worker Killed By Trigger-Happy Soldier Revealed

The identity of the humanitarian worker shot by a soldier in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State has been...

Foreign News2 weeks ago

Ghana finance minister apologises for economic hardship

Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Friday said he was “truly sorry” for the country’s economic hardships but defended himself...

News2 weeks ago

Youth minister confirms sack of NYSC DG

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has confirmed the removal of the Director-General of the National Youth...

News2 weeks ago

Naira redesign: Give us more time – Miyetti Allah cries out to CBN

The leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MCBAN, South-East Chapter, has appealed to the Central Bank of...

Politics2 weeks ago

We’ll dialogue with IPOB, others – Tinubu

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said his government will discuss with all agitating groups...

News2 weeks ago

Buhari fires DG NYSC 6 months after assuming office

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate removal of Brigadier-General Muhammad Kukah Fadah, from office as the Director General of...

Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2018 Daily correspondents