BAUCHI GOVERNOR LIFT BAN ON RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES, SUSPEND LOCKDOWN
Bauchi State Government has lifted the ban on religious activities with effect from Thursday, the 21st May 2020 with the suspension of total and partial lockdown in the state.
Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, who disclosed this known at stakeholders’ meeting held at the Command Guest House, Bauchi, explained that the development followed the success achieved so far in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
The Governor enjoined the stakeholders to assist the government in ensuring that the protective protocol put in place are adhered to strictly in order to be free from the infection.
“This decision will be taken by you because the total decision of the Lockdown was taken by you. We are just suggesting as a government and on behalf of the government, I am suggesting that as from Thursday, we should lift the Lockdown, even the one in Katagum, because it has been 10 days and of course the whole state.
“People will go about their normal businesses, pray on Friday and Eid if we agree on context and character so that people will go to Eid, but we will need the support of our royal fathers so that there will be no such celebrations.
While commending the religious leaders and traditional rulers for their support and cooperation while the lockdown lasted, the Governor said that whatever decision arrived at, will be fully implemented as the WHO has made it clear that the pandemic is here to stay.
According to him, the state government has procured palliative materials which it has begun distribution in the three totally lockdown LGAs of Giade, Katagum, and Zaki.
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