Deputy Superintendent of Police, Hauwa Idris-Adamu, was on Friday named the new Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, Zone 2 Command, comprising Ogun and Lagos states.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Command, Mr. Shehu Lawan, announced the appointment in a statement.
Lawan said that the appointment, which took immediate effect, was sequel to the redeployment of Dolapo Badmos, a Chief Superintendent of Police, to Force Headquarters, Abuja.
“The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2 AIG has appointed DSP Hauwa Idris-Adamu as the Acting Zonal Police Public Relations Officer.
“Sequel to the redeployment of the erstwhile Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, the appointment takes immediate effect,” the statement said.
“DSP Hauwa Idris-Adam hails from Borno State and she is a graduate of Geography from the University of Maiduguri,” the statement said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Idris-Adamu served at the Zonal 2 Criminal Intelligence and investigation Department until her appointment as Zonal PPRO.
Nigeria Coronavirus Cases Hit 81 As NCDC Announces 11 New Cases
Nigeria has recorded 11 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 81.
The Nigeria Disease Control Centre made this known late on Thursday.
It said eight new cases were recorded in Lagos State, two in Enugu and one in Edo.
Just In: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the government has said.
Mr Johnson has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street, after being tested at No 10 by NHS staff.
“He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” a statement said.
He will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis, the statement added.
In a tweet, Mr Johnson said: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
Six Coronavirus Patients to be Discharged in Lagos
The Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Dr Tunde Ajayi, has disclosed that six of the patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital have recovered.
Ajayi via his twitter handle, @thetundeajai, said the patients would be discharged soon.
“Six of our #COVID19 inpatients have recovered and will be discharged soon. There is something Lagos is doing right. Lagos takes the lead,” he wrote.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, 51 cases were confirmed in the country as of 11:25 pm on March 25.
“Out of the 51 confirmed cases, two have been discharged, while one death has been recorded. Lagos has 32 confirmed cases,” the NCDC wrote on its website.
Also, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, at a briefing on Wednesday said the state was tracing over 2,000 contacts.