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Kano: Gov. Ganduje Beg FG To Relax Kano lockdown For Ramadan

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has urged the Federal Government to ease the 14-day total lockdown imposed on the state.

President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a total lockdown in Kano effective Monday following a rise in coronavirus cases and strange deaths in the state.

Kano State has overtaken FCT in number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria, the state has as well recorded some strange number of deaths, which has become a worry for Nigerians.

The Kano State Governor, however, asked the Federal Government on Thursday to relax the lockdown in order to ease the hardship in the state, especially because of the holy month of Ramadan.

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The governor made the statement while inaugurating a panel of experts to support the state task force technical committee.

“We would engage the presidential task force on coronavirus to seek permission to relax the total lockdown imposed on Kano,” he said.

“We are making this appeal on behalf of our people who are presently running out of food items. We would love the Federal Government to relax the lockdown for a period of time to enable people stock their homes, especially now that majority of us are fasting. It will also ease the economic hardship in the state.”

The panel led by Musa Borodo, president of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, was given the responsibility of developing strategy and supporting the state task force on COVID-19 to adopt measures for checking the spread of the virus.

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