Ganduje hailed for closing inter-state boundaries
By Salisu Baso
Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has been commended for closing the inter-state boundary communities to avert the spread of coronavirus in the state.
A Kano-based businessman, Chief David Onwere made the commendation in an interview with The Triumph recently.
He noted that the decision was part precautionary measures against the disease in order to prevent and protect people of the state from the dangerous virus.
He advised government to pay more attention to illegal routes used by travellers coming or leaving the state.
He observed with dismay some members of the state communities helping travellers to beat security checkpoints.
Chief Onwere appealed to traditional rulers and the people in the state to cooperate with the government to identify and block such illegal routes in their respective areas.
He commended security operative’s at the checkpoints for doing their best to ensure only essential items are allowed into the state.
The Igbo traditional leader further hailed the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for deploying health workers to boundary areas to carry out temperature screening of drivers bringing essential items into the state.
He described concern of the governor to the citizens against the pandemic as the quality of leadership, urging the general public to continue to support the measures taken by the state government to protect them against the virus.
Chief Onwere also called on the state government to provide safety kits and palliatives to general public in the state so as to ensure their safety against the deadly disease.