COVID-19 : Kano Suspends Official , Public Gatherings

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Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano state government has suspended official engagements and orders State Ministry of Tourism and Culture to call the attention of owners of all Event Centres in the state, to suspend all activities till further notice as part of the proactive measures against Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

In a state-wide broadcast, held at  Kano Government House on Monday, governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said: “We suspends all official  events that attract people gatherings, for the time being.”

A statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Abba Anwar on Monday and forwarded to Solacebase the governor directed that “Ministry of Tourism & Culture should liaise with the owners of all event centres across the state, to stop their businesses henceforth, for the general health of the society. This position is hard and necessary for our wellbeing.”

According to the statement, the governor Reminded that while the Emergency preparedness and response sub-committees are constituted in all the 44 LGAs and 484 wards in the state, Transport Unions should join the state efforts in making proper arrangement in the motor parks.

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In the statement, Ganduje said “Our Traditional and religious leaders are part of the major stakeholders in this collective effort. Hence it is very important for them to properly regulate all worship centres. All as proactive measures against Covid-19.”

Governor Ganduje added that people should try and avoid gathering of more than 20 for their safety and safety of the society and families at home should always help their wards in observing all advice of health professionals.

“While these measures are being instituted, other measures have been taken by closing all schools across the State and minimizing social gatherings, we have established a high powered Taskforce under the leadership of His Excellency the Deputy Governor, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna,’’ said Ganduje.

‘’This is done in order to mobilize all available resources and closely co-ordinate all response activities towards curtailing the spread of the disease and safeguarding the health of our teeming population. Isolation centre for Management of cases has been designated.”

According to the governor “Traditional and religious leaders are part of the major stakeholders in this collective effort. Hence it is very important for them to properly regulate all worship centres. All as proactive measures against Covid-19. People should try and avoid gathering of more than 20 for their safety and safety of society.”

Ganduje appealed to the general public to continue to be law-abiding and bear with the administration as the state/nation go through the situation. And he stressed that the situation is extremely serious, but all of us must come together and co-operate to salvage the situation.

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