Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has ordered the closure of land borders and routes linking the state to other parts of the country as a measure to curb Coronavirus in the state.
The Kano State governor stated that the closure will take effect from Friday, March 27.
Ganduje in a statement through his spokesperson, Abba Anwar, noted that coming in and out of the state will be banned starting from 12:00 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020.
He said: “This includes all kinds of movements through the borders of the state, even those coming to Kano through Domestic Wing of Malam Aminu Kano International Airport will remain at the airport, without getting access into the city.”
“This decision is hard but absolutely necessary, as part of precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.”
“We urge Kano citizens and all other Nigerians to bear with this difficult situation”.
The Governor’s spokesperson noted that the police, members of the Kano Road Transport Authority (KAROTA), Hisbah and other security agencies were mobilised to enforce compliance with the border closure.