Governor Ganduje Removes Lockdown, Directs Opening of All Markets, Motor Parks

Governor Ganduje Removes Lockdown, Directs Opening of All Markets, Motor Parks
-Civil servants of GL 12, above to resume work by Monday 

Due to the drastic drop of COVID-19 pandemic threats in Kano state and other progress in the response against the dreaded pandemic, within the Blessing of the Almighty Allah’s Divine intervention with the efforts of all the frontline workers and other stakeholders, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has directed for the removal of lockdown in the state, while maintaining the 10pm to 4am curfew.

He made this known during the Kano State Task Force on COVID-19 media briefing, held at Africa House, Government House, Kano, Thursday.

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Appreciating how the state is recording the success in the fight against the pandemic, he acknowledged and commended the unrelenting efforts of the frontline health workers, journalists and all other stakeholders.

Discloses that, “The remaining 3 days the state is practicing lockdown order, are now lifted. People are now free to move around for the 7 days of a week. While observing the 10pm to 4pm curfew.”

He further explained that, “Civil servants of the grade level 12 and above should resume work from Monday 6th July. All markets are now opened. So also motor parks. People must observe the protocols of COVID-19 as enunciated by our health professionals.”

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While reiterating that street begging is banned, he warned that, only one person is allowed on motorcycle. Insisting that, “Tricycle operators must not take more than two passengers. This order is still there for all to know.”

On schools re-opening governor Ganduje hinted that, “All schools will only be opened on the directive of the federal government. But for final year or graduating pupils/students, like primary six pupils and students of Junior Secondary School II (JSS III) and Senior Secondary School III (SSS III), we are making preparation for their returning to schools.”

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Abba Anwar
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State
Thursday, 2nd July, 2020

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