Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has issued an order that all civil servants from all grades in the state should return back to their duty posts.
The governor made the declaration after 16 days the state last recorded a single case of the dreaded Coronavirus disease, Naija News understands.
Abubakar while speaking with reporters at the State Government House in Dutse on Monday, August 3, directed workers in the state to return to work as from August 4, and with total compliance with the COVID-19 preventive measures which include social distance, wearing a face mask and personal hygiene.
Naija News recalls that the Jigawa government had earlier ordered civil servants from grade level 12 and above to return to their duty post with compliance to the COVID-19 rules and regulations. However, governor Abubakar in his recent statement noted that the new order was a result of the successes recorded in the fight against the novel virus in Jigawa so far.
According to him, “for the past 16 days, the state had not recorded a single case and the only case on admission was tested negative and was discharged.”
Abubakar added that an indigene in the Yobe Isolation center has recovered and was discharged. “With these now, we can say we have no active case now in the state, and we are hoping to remain so in future,” he said.
The governor again warned citizens to adhere strictly to the rules, noting that the state will take serious action against anybody found violating the COVID-19 preventive protocols.
Meanwhile, the directives by the Federal Government for the Senior Secondary School 3 pupils to resume on Tuesday ahead of the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations starting on August 17 has experienced set back due to disagreement amidst states.
Source: Naija News