Published On: Mon, Apr 27th, 2020

Covid-19: Gombe Governor Bans “Achaba”, Approves Additional Measures

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News Investigators/ Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has banned the use of commercial motorcycles popularly known as “Achaba” as part of additional measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Mr. Yahaya also directed Tricycle ( Keke NAPEP) operators not to carry more than one passenger at a time.

Senior special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, Ismaila Uba Misilli,in a statement on Monday said the governor approved additional measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state with effect from 6 pm of today, 27th April, 2020.

“All calls to Muslim prayers are allowed ONLY to notify the faithful of the time for prayers and NOT for observing congregational prayers in the mosques,” Mr. Misilli stated.

Adding that, “all Muazzins ( persons responsible for calls to prayers) should clearly mention (in Arabic and local languages) that people should observe their prayers in their respective homes.

“In line with provisions of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control ( NCDC), everyone is strongly advised to wear face mask at all the times,” the statement added.

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