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COVID-19: Matawalle inaugurates task force committees

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Zamfara State Government has inaugurated twin task forces for the control and prevention of COVID-19 in the state.

A statement signed by the governor’s Special Adviser on media and communications, Zailani Bappa, said the committees were tasked with the responsibility of collaborating with similar groups and agencies in the fight against the disease in the country.

The governor charged members of the task force committees to be diligent, thorough and committed.

According to him, doing so would ensure that the state remains safe and free from the scourge.

The statement noted that the control and prevention Committee had as its terms of reference the sensitisation and enlightenment of the general public on the pandemic.

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Mr Zailani also disclosed that the Committee has 16 members with the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Nasiru Magarya as its Chairman while the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health would serve as Secretary.

Similarly, the Committee on impact and relief is tasked with the responsibility of implementing necessary measures to mitigate the negative economic impact of the pandemic in the state.

“It is also to study and identify critical areas of successful implementation of the 2020 Fiscal document in line with the present realities globally, the country and in the state.

“The Committee has eleven members with the Deputy Governor, Mahdi Gusau as the Chairman and Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs as the Secretary,” the statement noted.

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