News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a two week total lockdown in Kano State with immediate effect as a result of harvest of deaths ravaging the state from Coronavirus pandemic.
Just as the President extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja till May 4, 2020.
In his nationwide address on COVID-19 pandemic President Buhari on Monday, the directed security agents to enforce compliance on the lockdown order
“With regards to Kano, I have directed the enforcement of a total lockdown for a period of two weeks effective immediately,” he said.
Adding: “The Federal Government shall deploy all the necessary human, material and technical resources to support the State in controlling and containing the pandemic and preventing the risk of further spread to neighboring States.
The president expressed worried about the spread of the pandemic in Kano. He expressed appreciation to medical personnel in the frontline in the battle against the pandemic across the country.
“I wish to once again commend the frontline workers across the country who, on a daily basis, risk everything to ensure we win this fight. For those who got infected in the line of duty, rest assured that Government will do all it takes to support you and your families during this exceedingly difficult period.
“I will also take this opportunity to assure you all that your safety, wellbeing and welfare remain paramount to our Government.
“I also recognise the support we have received from our traditional rulers, the Christian Association of Nigeria, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and other prominent religious and community leaders. Your cooperation and support have significantly contributed to the successes we have recorded to date.
”I will urge you all to please continue to create awareness on the seriousness of the coronavirus among your worshippers and communities while appealing that they strictly comply with public health advisories.
”I also thank the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and the Presidential Task Force for all their hard work to date. Through this collaboration, I remain confident that success is achievable.
“I also wish to thank corporate organisations, philanthropists, the UN system, the European Union, friendly nations, the media and other partners that have taken up the responsibility of supporting our response.”