The Kano state Governor Umar Ganduje has asked the federal government to relax the Covid-19 lockdown in the state.
Speaking to news men from the Kano state Government house on Thursday, after inaugurating the state Covid-19 panel, he said there is need by the FG to ease the 14 days lockdown in the state as government is expanding treatment centers in the state.
We would engage the presidential task force on COVID-19 to seek permission to relax the total lockdown imposed on Kano,” he said.
“We are making this appeal on behalf of our people who are presently running out of food items. We would love the federal government to relax the lockdown for a period of time to enable people stock their homes, especially now that majority of us are fasting. It will also ease the economic hardship in the state.”
The panel led by Musa Borodo, president of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, was given the responsibility of developing strategy and supporting the state task force on COVID-19 to adopt measures for checking the spread of the virus.Tijani Hussain, the state coordinator of the task force, put the COVID-19 death toll in Kano at five, saying none of the deceased died at the isolation centre.