Kwara Govt inaugurates COVID-19 surveillance team
Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin
The Kwara State Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, on Friday inaugurated the Covid – 19 Research and Epidemiologic Surveillance Team for management of Covid 19 data and samples.
Speaking at the committee’s inauguration, the Deputy Governor said that the diverse and severe impacts of Covid 19 are evident across the world.
He urged the committee to curtail the virulent Covid-19 Delta variant which, he said, is more contagious and fatal.
Alabi added that the state government’s efforts to stem the spread of the virus has yielded gains which should not be eroded.
According to him, the team’s mandate is to coordinate and monitor activities of Kwara State GeneXpert and Covid – 19/Molecular Laboratories, monitor and control access to Covid – 19 data and samples from the isolation centre and epidemiology surveillance activities respectively, and establish Kwara State Covid – 19 research consortium with institutions locally and internationally, among others.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor, Modupe Joel and copied VON, members of the committee are Dr Femi Oladiji – Team lead, Dr Oluwatosin Fakayode, Prof. Baba Issa, Dr Kudirat Lambe-Oladeji, Dr Israel Kolawole, Mr Ameen, Mr Funsho Alao and Mr Oluwaseun Oladoye.