The Executive Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje has announced the total lockdown of Kano State for seven (7) days starting on Thursday.
The lockdown is one of the governor’s measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
Ganduje disclosed this after a meeting with some Islamic scholars.
He said, “Following the outbreak of this disease, COVID-19 in Kano and the subsequent cases we recorded, Kano Government has resolved to lockdown the state for seven days starting from Thursday 16th April.”
“We want to however call on the scholars that Kano residents should start purchasing food stuff, as that would help curtail the spread of the disease in the state. The lockdown would start at 10 pm, no more markets, no more gatherings and mosques.”
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had on Tuesday announced a fresh Coronavirus case in the state bringing the total number to four.
Ganduje’s decision is at variance with earlier postulation by northern governors that the region could not be lockdown, warning it will come with a high cost.
The governors argued that the majority of their residents were farmers and had not been to the farm due to the raining season.
While they resolved to strengthen preventive measures through enhanced boundary controls and surveillance, they pledged “greater” collaboration to ensure that there is synergy among them in the fight against COVID-19.