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Ganduje Reveals Best Way To Defeat COVID-19


Ganduje Reveals Best Way To Defeat COVID-19

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has revealed the best way to curb the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

He said the best way to conquer the dreaded virus is for Nigerians to take the vaccine to curtail the spread of the coronavirus and dismiss any misconception about the vaccine.

The governor made this known at a stakeholders’ meeting with journalists and members of civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Wednesday.

Ganduje announced that the state received 209,520 doses of the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the early hours of Wednesday.

He said: “This is another segment of our programme on COVID-19. Earlier on, we informed you that we have three agenda on fighting the pandemic, which is curative, preventive and palliative.

“In this segment, we are sensitising members of the public on the need to accept this vaccine. We have held meetings with various segments of the society and we are still holding meetings, just like we are doing with you today.

“This vaccine, unlike polio, is mostly made for the elderly people, and we believe we are not going to have much of a problem because people should be happy to take it so that they can live longer. There is a general belief that Kano state is succeeding in fighting COVID-19.

“We will want to consolidate on our success, and the best way to do this is to accept the vaccine so that we can conquer the issue of COVID-19, just like the way we conquered polio and other killer diseases.”

Meanwhile, Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has ordered the closure of all public secondary schools in the state for two weeks.

Naija News reports that the state government reached the decision after a meeting between the government and officials from various security agencies in the State.

According to the state’s Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu, schools in the state will be closed from Friday, March 12th to Friday, March 26th, 2021.

Speaking with reporters on Thursday in Minna, the state capital, the commissioner said the decision was taken in the interest of the students.

She noted that the two weeks closure of all secondary schools was necessary to give relevant security agencies the time and opportunity to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment of all public secondary schools.

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The commissioner noted that after the completion of the assessment, the outcome will provide an all-inclusive mechanism and strategies that will restore and guarantee sustainable security and safety of students, school infrastructure, education managers, and teachers in the state.