The Ministerial Task Team on COVID-19 (MTT) visited Katsina State on the 10th May 2020 as part of her mandate to visit some of the Northern States of Nigeria where increasing cases of COVID-19 are being reported.  The objective of the visit was to meet with the COVID-19 Response Team and the State Government to discuss and assess the outbreak response strategies, including best practices, gaps analysis and to provided technical guidance and recommendations to the State and Federal Government on ways to strengthen the state response capacity.

  • The team was received by the Permanent Secretary to Katsina State Ministry of Health Dr Kabir Mustapha and proceeded to the EOC meeting held at the State primary health care development Agency Office.  Attending the meeting were the incident manager also doubling as the Director Public Health, Executive Secretary Kano SPHCDA, WHO State Coordinator, Medical Director FMC Katsina, NCDC Representative and the various pillar leads. An update of the outbreak situation was provided at the EOC  followed by the following activities;
  • Visit to the Internally Displaced Person Centre.
  • Visit to Federal Medical Centre Katsina.
  • Visit to General  Amadi  Rimi Specialist  Hospital (GARSH)
  • Assessment Visit to Sahel Centre Molecular and Research Lab
  • Briefing Meeting with the Executive Governor of Katsina State, His Excellency Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari.


1Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo  Public Health Expert and Federal Permanent SecretaryFederal Ministry of Industry, trade and investment.Team lead
2Dr Mojeed Olaitan RafiuConsultant Physician and NephrologistISTHMember
3Dr Ephraim Ogbaini-EmovonConsultant Clinical virologist and Infection Prevention and Control SpecialistISTHMember
4Dr Yemihan OgbeterePublic Health PhysicianISTH 
5  Mrs. Martha OkonofuaIPC Expert, and Matron in charge of ISTH Isolation wardISTH 

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