Coronavirus: Governor Ganduje orders reopening of viewing centres, donates 40,000 facemasks to soccer fans

Akor Joseph in Kano

The Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has directed for the re-opening of all sports viewing centres in the state, following commencement of football leagues across the globe.

Penpushing report that, a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Malam Abba Anwar, said the Governor also directed the proprietors of the viewing centres to observe all protocols enunciated by health workers.

The Governor disclosed this Friday when the leadership of Soccer Viewing Centres Association, Kano State, paid him a courtesy call at his office, urging for ease of the lockdown order for the Centres.

Penpushing further reports that, Ganduje equally donated 40,000 face masks for the distribution in their viewing centres, so as to strengthen observance of the laid down protocols.

“It is in line with our decision to see that our economy bounces back, through reinvigorating commercial and other business activities in the state, that I have directed all viewing centres to be re-opened from today,” he said.

The Governor  also warned that, as the youths gather  at the viewing  centres, they must make sure they use the centres as platforms to create awareness among youth on ways to help tame the pandemic.

Penpushing also reports that the state chairman of the association, Sharu Rabi’u Ahlan,in his remarks  commended Governor Ganduje’s efforts in the state response against coronavirus pandemic.

“Your Excellency on behalf of all our members we are appreciative of your unrelenting effort to human development, especially youth, in the state. We are grateful for the face masks His Excellency gave us’,he said.

‘And we promise to abide by all the protocols Sir. Our members are always supportive of your policies. And we are in good working relationship with the State Ministry of Information and the state Censorship Board”


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