Democracy Day: keep vigil on COVID-19 threat, Ganduje urges APC Caucus
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
As Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State urged the caucus of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), from the 44 local government areas of the state to keep vigil on the threat posed by COVID-19 pandemic in the state and the country in general.
The governor met with the party caucus at Africa House, Government House, Kano, Friday, a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary, Malam Abba Anwar, said, Friday.
Ganduje said: “The nature and behaviour of this COVID-19 pandemic shows that all hands must be on deck to checkmate this health problem.”
He observed that without the cure for the pandemic presently, all people need to learn to live with it till when cure is found.
“We can’t keep on staying at home because there is no cure for it. If we do that we are going to suffer the most,” he added.
The governor made it clear to them that COVID-19 protocols must be observed in the state and the nation in general to get out of the pandemic threat, adding that “You should go and tell all your people in all nooks and crannies of the state.
“Washing of hands with soap and running water, use of sanitizer and social distancing are necessary prerequisites against the pandemic.”
“As we are celebrating Democracy Day today, we are at the same time happy to be in democratic rule. Our uninterrupted democracy since from 1999, deserves all support and understanding. For is to continue having strong democracy in place,” he added.