COVID-19: Niger State government relaxes curfew

Abdul Mohammed Isa, Niger State

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Niger state government has relaxed the restriction of movement earlier imposed on the people as a measure to curtail the spread of COVID -19 pandemic across the State.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government and Chairman of the State’s Task Force on COVID -19, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane.

Alhaji Matane directed all Civil servants in the state to resume work immediately. He maintained that public and private institutions in the state should be exempted from this directive.

” Public, Private Schools and Tertiary Institutions are to remain closed, While  Civil Servants on Grade Level 1-12 earlier directed to stay at home are now to resume work on Monday 6th April 2020 from 8 am to 2 pm,” said Matane.

He explained that intra-state and inter-state movement of people and vehicles across the State remains banned as all entry points to the State remain closed except those on essential services.

Matane added that local markets across the state are to open from 8 am to 2 pm daily, Local Government Areas that share a common boundary with neighbouring States are to ensure effective monitoring of people and vehicles coming into the Local Government Areas.

As the Chairman of the Niger State Task Force on COVID-19, he urged marketers to adhere strictly to the precautionary measures announced by the state Ministry of Health and Hospital Services.


Zainab Sa’id