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COVID-19: Relax lockdown in Kano – Ganduje begs FG

Valentine Chinyem

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Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has appealed to the fedearl government to ease the 14-day total lockdown imposed on the state.

According to the governor, relaxing the lockdown for a while would help ease the hardship in the state, especially in the holy month of Ramadan.

Ganduje said this on Thursday while speaking at the inauguration of a panel of experts to support the state task force technical committee.

He said, “We would engage the presidential task force on COVID-19 to seek permission to relax the total lockdown imposed on Kano.”

“We are making this appeal on behalf of our people who are presently running out of food items. We would love the federal government to relax the lockdown for a period of time to enable people stock their homes, especially now that majority of us are fasting. It will also ease the economic hardship in the state.”

The panel led by Musa Borodo, president of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, was tasked with the responsibility of developing strategy and supporting the state task force on COVID-19 to strategies to checkmate the spread of the virus.

More so, Tijani Hussain, the state coordinator of the task force, put the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Kano at five, adding that, none of the deceased died at the isolation centre.

Recall that following the rise in COVID-19 cases and death in Kano, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered that a total lockdown be implemented in the state.