Civil servants in Kano State are to enjoy additional two weeks compulsory holiday, courtesy of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Governor Ganduje made the announcement while receiving Progress Report from the 40-member Kano COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK), Muhammad Yahuza Bello.
He directed civil servants in the state to continue observing the stay-at-home order for another two weeks so as to avoid unnecessary outbreak or spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the state.
Ganduje who received the committee at Africa House, Government House commended them for the good job they had done so far.
He said the extension of the two weeks compulsory holiday became necessary to ensure that all proactive measures were put in place to avoid the outbreak of the dangerous Coronavirus in the ancient city.
Ganduje however appealed to Kano residents to strictly adhere to directives from the Federal Ministry of Health and the state government, urging them to continue to observe social distancing,
He urged them to always ensure they wash their hands regularly and stay safe.
Kano State Executive Council had directed civil servants to stay off office for 14 days as from Wednesday, March 25 as part of efforts to safeguard the lives of the people of the state and prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus to the state.
A statement signed by the Commissioner’ for Information, Malam Muhamma Garba, had explained that the council approved the measures to ensure prevention and contain the spread of the virus through contacts at government offices across the state.
Malam Garba large capacity buses had also been banned from entering the state.
He said that while the state is yet to record a single case of the deadly disease, as part of measures to curtail the spread of the virus, the council has from Wednesday, banned the inflow of large capacity buses into the state, among other measures.
The Commissioner urged residents to ensure adherence to health instructions released by the Federal and the state’s Ministry of Health on how to prevent the disease as well as ensure personal hygiene.