except those on essential services.In a statewide broadcast to Nigerlites, the Governor also announced an
indefinite daily curfew from 8:00am to 8:00pm beginning March 25th,
2020, while banning all forms of street begging and hawking in the
Governor Sani Bello enjoined Traditional Rulers to ensure that all
Almajiri Schools in their communities are also closed down.
He strongly advised all public offices including Ministries, Departments
and Agencies to provide hand washing items at the entrance of their
facilities and the general public be vigilant and adhere strictly to
personal hygiene social distancing and seek medical attention in the
event of symptoms.
The Governor disclosed that, as a proactive measure, government has
strengthen the surveillance system to detect any case of corona virus
disease (Covid-19), including investigation and monitoring of any
“We have reactivated our Isolation Centers and rooms in all our General
Hospitals across the state and have also prepositioned drugs, medical
supplies, personal protection equipment at the Isolation Center”, he
Governor Sani Bello said government is collaborating with the Federal
Ministry of Health, Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the
World Health Organization (WHO) on how to prevent infection and
mitigate, in case of an outbreak in the state.
While asking people to adhere strictly to public health guidelines, the
Governor called on individuals with travel history from countries and
states with cases of Corona virus disease (Covid-19) to ensure self
isolation and report to the nearest health facility in the state.