The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has launched special fumigation exercise as part of proactive measures to curb the spread of the dreaded novel Coronavirus disease.
The exercise in partnership with Lee Group of companies was launched at the main gate of the government house, Kano during the state’s monthly Sanitation Day, which holds on the last Saturday of every Month.
Governor Ganduje said the exercise would particularly be in public places.
“This is a start-up exercise sanitising our environment. We are fighting this pandemic from all angles. So we are fighting it through our environment. That is why the exercise is also a joint work with the state Ministry of Environment,which explains their presence here,” the Governor stated.
He commended the the Lee Group of Companies for the joint exercise and called on other private companies to join hands with with the state government in the fight against COVID-19, as part of their corporate social responsibilities.
From the Government House, fumigators proceeded to Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Nassarawa GRA, where the governor witnessed exercise, along with the Commissioners of Environment and Information, Dr Kabiru Getso and Mallam Muhammad Garba, Managing Director of Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) Abdullahi Gwarzo, among others.
On related matters, Governor Ganduje explained that the closure of Kano borders does not affect essentials like foodstuffs, some raw materials among others.
“Because we don’t want to cripple the economy of the state, that is why we did not include movement of essentials in 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 minimised.
“While markets would remain open…we encourage people to take this issue of social distancing very seriously,” he stated.
Governor Ganduje, however said it would also be better for the people to remain indoors as that was the reason schools were shutdown, offices closed down as well as private and public meetings.