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The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu has tested negative to Coronavirus. The Minister made his health status public in a statement personally issued to newsmen in Abuja. He advised the general public “to ensure social distancing and maintain good hygienic practices through regular hand washing with soap and water.”

The statement reads in full

“This is to bring to the notice of the general public that the Hon. Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu who was in the UK on 10th March for a high level  meeting on Water and returned on  11th March, 2020 has been taking all due precautions to protect himself, his family and his contacts since his return. He has also submitted himself to medical scrutiny by the NCDC which indicates that he is all clear of the Covid-19 disease.

“The Hon. Minister is strengthened by this outcome and is urging all Nigerians to ensure social distancing and maintain good hygienic practices through regular hand washing with soap and water.

“Similarly Engr. Adamu calls for even more stronger and urgent efforts now, by all Nigerians, to stop open defecation in full compliance with the Executive Order 009 towards making Nigeria Open Defecation Free by 2025.

“It has become imperative to reiterate this message for us to have a healthy society, especially in view of the current challenge of Covid-19 which is associated with poor sanitation as primary catalyst for its unprecedented spread across the world.”

Engr Suleiman H. Adamu FNSEN FAEng. 
Hon Minister FMWR 
26th March, 2020.

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