From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Saturday, launched special fumigation exercise in the state, as part of proactive measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ganduje performed the fumigation while observing the monthly Sanitation Day, which holds every last Saturday of the Month.
The fumigation, which is in partnership with Lee Group of companies, is designed to be done in public places.
The AUTHORITY reports that Kano remains free of COVID-19, as at the time of filling this report.
Ganduje, while launching the exercise at the Government House main Gate, stated that, “as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, the Lee Group of Companies heed to our request. I urge other private companies to join hands with us in this fight against COVID-19.
“We really commend the Lee Group of companies. We are calling on other private hands to also join us in these measures the state is taking.”
He added that, “this is a start-up exercise for sanitizing our environment. We are fighting this pandemic from all angles. So we are fighting it through our environment. That is why the Ministry of Environment is very critical here.”
Ganduje further stated that, “because we don’t want to cripple the economy of the state, that is why we did not include essentials from 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 minimized.”
According to him, “while markets would remain opened, we encourage people to take this issue of social distancing very seriously. It will also be better for our people to remain indoors.
“This is the major reason why we closed our schools and directed workers to stay off from their offices. People should understand that even going to markets should be regulated, unless for essential reasons, please.”
The AUTHORITY reports that from the Government House, fumigators proceeded to Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Nassarawa GRA, where Ganduje witnessed the fumigation exercise, along with the Commissioners of Environment and Information, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso and Malam Muhammad Garba, Managing Director of Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB), Abdullahi Mu’azu Gwarzo, among others.