Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has launched special fumigation exercise as part of the proactive measures against the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic in the state.
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, said the launching took place on Saturday which coincides with Sanitation Day at the Government House main Gate, in partnership with.
The statement quoted the governor as saying that, the exercise was conducted in partnership with the Lee Group of companies as part of their corporate social responsibility to the people of the state.
The governor called on other private hands to also join in these measures the state is taking.
He said: “This is a start-up exercise sanitizing our environment. We are fighting this pandemic from all angles. So we are fighting it through our environment. That is why the Ministry of Environment is very critical here.”
Mr Ganduje explained that the closure of Kano borders from today does not affect essential services like foodstuffs, some raw materials, among others.
“Because we don’t want to cripple the economy of the state, that is why we did not include essentials from the border closure.
“While we are in this sorry and emergency situation, we will still do our best to see that suffering for our people is minimized,” he stated.
The statement noted that the fumigation exercise began from the Government House, proceeding to Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Nassarawa GRA.
Those in attendance include the Commissioners of Environment and Information, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso and Muhammad Garba, Managing Director of Refuse Management and Sanitation Board, REMASAB, Abdullahi Mu’azu Gwarzo, among others.