In a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Kano State, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has directed that all government functions be suspended until further notice.
The governor, in a live media chat on Monday, also directed the state’s History and Culture Bureau to close all event centers and other gatherings across the state.
According to him, the decision was part of safety measures his administration is taking in order to mitigate the spread of coronavirus pandemic, which is yet to hit the state.
Mr Ganduje noted that as part of the efforts to contain the outbreak of the disease, the state government had formed a strong taskforce committee, headed by his deputy, Nasiru Gawuna alongside other medical practitioners.
“I also met with religious leaders, both Muslims and Christians, to take some measures to protect mosques and churches.
“Even at homes, I call on parents to practice the safety measures at their homes as outlined by medical practitioners against the dreaded disease.
“We also wrote to our emirs to take proactive measures against the outbreak of the disease in their emirates.
“By these proactive measures, I am hopeful we shall mitigate the outbreak of the disease in our state because, despite its outbreak in Nigeria, Kano is yet to record a single case,” he said.
The governor also stated that as part of measures to contain the outbreak of coronavirus, his government had constituted an enlightenment committee across the 44 local government areas of the state, as well sub-committees in the 484 wards in the state.
He, therefore, charged the people of the state to redouble efforts in praying against the pandemic as well as the peaceful coexistence of the state and the nation at large.