Ganduje Orders LG Chairmen to Constitute COVID-19 Committees

January 22, 2021
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By Ahmed Rahma
The 44 local government chairmen in Kano State have been directed to inaugurate committees on the fight against COVID-19.
This directive was given by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, during a meeting with them at the Africa House, Government House, Kano.
Mr Ganduje commended council bosses for their unrelenting efforts in helping the government to reach out to residents across the nooks and crannies of the state, stressing that the fight against COVID-19 must be taken seriously by all stakeholders.

According to him, the committee will be saddled with the responsibilities of engaging and sensitizing the public, just like the way they are handling the campaign against polio.

He said, “You know how you treated polio tirelessly with all seriousness and genuine feeling of responsibility, I want you to give COVID-19 similar treatment or even more than that.

“You know we fought the battle against polio together, since when I was the Deputy Governor. It should still be fresh in your memories how we worked round the clock and with Allah’s blessing we gave our possible best for our dear country to become Polio-Free nation.”

He said the committees, which should also be raised at the wards,  would help in taming the pandemic from all fronts, insisting that “this is absolutely necessary.”

While calling on them to engage security agents in the herculean task of combating COVID-19, he said, “we have produced and secured millions of face masks. You will all be given for distribution to your people. All hands must be on deck.”

Governor Ganduje disclosed that he would soon invite the newly elected chairmen for similar discussions and partnership, clarifying that “I know as outgoing Chairmen, your tenure will soon come to an end.

“But those of you who are among the newly elected chairmen, I will soon re-invite you with other newly elected chairmen for the same stakeholders meeting.”

He also reminded them that “It is our responsibility as leaders to always see to the safety of our people at all levels. We still need to do more in all areas of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.”

He tasked them to tackle the COVID-19 menace with vigour and absolute commitment.

Rahma Ahmed

Ahmed Rahma is a journalist with great interest in arts and craft. She is also a foodie who loves new ideas. She loves to travel and would love to visit other African countries someday. She is a sucker for historical movies and afrobeat.

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