KANO—The Kano State government, yesterday declared a two week work- free for the state civil servants as part of measures to contain the spread of corona virus, COVID 19 in the state and safeguard the lives of the citizens.
The State Executive Council, SEC, arising from its meeting directed the civil servants to stay away from their offices from today.
Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba who stated this in a statement, said, “the council approved the measures to ensure prevention and contain the spread of the virus through contacts at government offices across the state. While the state is yet to record a single case of the deadly disease, as part of measures to curtail the spread of the virus, the council has from Wednesday, banned the inflow of large capacity buses into the state.
“This is in consideration of the risk involved in the mode of operations of the buses that involve stuffing of passengers and the unorderly sitting arrangement in the buses. The state government is working tirelessly to ensure the virus does not find its way to the state and if it does, the government is prepared to control and manage it.
“The residents are urged to ensure adherence to health instructions released by the Federal and the state’s Ministry of Health on how to prevent the disease as well as ensure personal hygiene.”
Niger govt, lawmakers disagree
Meanwhile, Niger State government and the state House of Assembly, yesterday disagreed over the curfew imposed on the state Governor Abubakar Bello
In a unanimous decision at plenary, members of the House of Assembly, said rather than serve as a preventive measure against the COVID 19, it would worsen the economic situation in the state and further impoverish the people.