Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, on Monday, warned against sabotage to the lock-down directive given by the state government protect the spread of the coronavirus pandemic into the state.
Recall that the governor, on Saturday, March 28, had ordered the shutdown of all the state borders, after closing down all schools in the state and asking state government workers to stay at home.
It was, however, gathered that some officials entrusted with the responsibility of enforcing the government directive were deliberately working against it.
On Monday, Mr Matawalle, in a statement signed on S by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Zailani Bappa, called on all persons entrusted with the responsibility of enforcing the lockdown measure to be honest, committed and patriotic in the discharge of their duties.
The governor also called on all citizens in the state to intensify prayers in order to get relief from the global pandemic.
“We are right now experiencing a very frightening situation where the will of mankind is practically weakened by a very sudden and calamitous development that seems to be fast getting out of hand in many countries.
“What we need to do at this point is to intensify our prayers and observe all the precautionary measures needed to safeguard us from aiding the spread of this disease.
“The shutdown directive in the state is for an initial period of two weeks, which can be relaxed or reviewed with more stringent measures depending on the observable developments in the state within this period,” he stated.