August 1, 2021

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COVID -19 : Ganduje meets with 5 Emirs

By Muhammad Nur Tijani
 
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of  Kano State on Tuesday met with  the five emirs in the state, ‎as part of sensitisation campaign to stem further spread of COVID- 19 pandemic.
Ganduje during the meeting   held at the Government House, Kano, said that the government decided to meet with  the traditional rulers, being one of the critical stakeholders in the state.
He added that the meeting  also was to brief  the emirs  on the measures being taken by the state to fight Coronavirus.
He urged them to take such briefings to their Emirates for onward sensitisation of  the people at the grassroots.
He also said that the meeting was intended to intimate the  traditional institutions on the dangerous impacts of the disease and the roles expected of them to prevent its spread in the state.
 
“This meeting being attended by government and ,health officials and our Emirs is an avenue for all of us to rub minds, fashion  out effective ways of working together and strengthening  our strategies in the fight against the pandemic.
 
“Our concern is to break the chain of transmission of the global pandemic, this is why this and similar meetings ‎are absolutely necessary.
”COVID -19 affects ‎all aspects of life: our religious obligation, economy, culture as well as our social settings,” he said.
 
He also told the emirs that the fight against COVID -19 could only be won when people cooporate with government and health workers, saying that “your role ‎in this fight is extremely important and necessary.”
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, who spoke on behalf of the emirs, said that the traditional rulers had  vital roles to play in addressing the issue of coronavirus through sensitisation campaign.

“We are aware of the giant steps  being taken by the government to prevent its spread.

“There is  an urgent need for  us traditional rulers to complement government’s efforts through the  sensitisation of our subjects to join the crusade,” he said.

The emir said that before the meeting,  the Emirate Councils had been  involved in one activity or the other with the state government in an effort to curtail and break the transmission of the disease.

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