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COVID-19: Ganduje Launches Fumigation Of Kano, Calls For Social Distancing

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Updated March 28, 2020
Abdullahi Ganduje (right) holds a hose on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Abdullahi Ganduje (second right) holds a hose on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

 

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on Saturday launched a special fumigation exercise of public spaces in the state.

The exercise is part of measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fumigation is being done in partnership with the Lee Group, a company with Chinese origins.

“As part of their corporate social responsibility, the Lee Group of Companies heed to our request urging private companies to join hands with us in this fight against COVID-19,” Ganduje said during the exercise on Saturday.

“We are calling on other private hands to also join us in these measures the state is taking.”

From the Government House, fumigators proceeded to Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Nassarawa GRA, where the governor witnessed the fumigation exercise, along with the Commissioners of Environment and Information, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso and Mallam Muhammad Garba, Managing Director of Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) Abdullahi Mu’azu Gwarzo, among others.

Ganduje explained that it was because his government didn’t want to cripple the economy of the state, that the closure of Kano borders, from today, does not affect essentials like foodstuffs and some raw materials among others.

“While we are in this emergency situation, we will still do our best to see that suffering for our people is minimized,” he said.

He also encouraged people to take social distancing very seriously and stay indoors.

“This is the major reason why we closed our schools and directed worked to stay off from their offices,” he said. “People should understand that even going to markets should be regulated, unless for essential reasons please.”

Below are more photos from the fumigation exercise:

 












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