The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, on Friday, issued an order for the closure of public and private schools in the tertiary, secondary, and primary levels in an effort to curb the widespread of the pandemic Coronavirus in the state.
Governor Yahaya, who also banned all forms of gathering of over 30 people, issued a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, stressing that the order was to take effect from Monday until further notice.
According to him, it became imperative to make the order considering the strategic location of the state, which makes it a transit point for travellers connecting various parts of the country.
Therefore, Yahaya advised the people of the state to observe proper hygiene by constantly washing their hands with soap and hand sanitizers. He also added that the people must be cautious and do well to observe social distancing.
Meanwhile, he noted that the emergency response team has been constituted with an isolation centre set up in Lokoja. This, according to him, registers the state’s preparedness.
Meanwhile, he concluded that the existing house-to-house Lassa fever campaign is being leveraged by the government.