Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has launched a special fumigation of the state, during Sanitation Day, the last Saturday of the Month.
The exercise would be in public places, as part of the proactive measures against COVID-19 pandemic.
This was contained in a statement by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the governor.
“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.”
The exercise is a joint work with the state Ministry of Environment, in partnership with Lee Group of companies.
The governor said “As part of their corporate social responsibility, the Lee Group of Companies heed to our request urging private companies to join hands with us in this fight against COVID-19”.
Commending the company which said it is part of their social responsibility, the governor called on other private hands to also join in the measures the state is taking.
From the Government House, fumigators proceeded to Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Nassarawa GRA, where the governor witnessed the fumigation exercise, along with the Commissioners of Environment and Information, Kabiru Ibrahim Getso and Muhammad Garba, Managing Director of Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) Abdullahi Mu’azu Gwarzo, among others.
Ganduje explained to all that, it was because his government didn’t want to cripple the economy of the state, that the closure of Kano borders from today does not affect essentials like foodstuffs, some raw materials among others.
“Became we don’t want 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.
“…but we encourage people to take this issue of social distancing very seriously. It will also be better for our people to remain indoors.
“As this is the major reason why we closed our schools and directed worked to stay off from their offices. People should understand that even going to markets should be regulated, unless for essential reasons please,” Ganduje advised.