Governor of Kano state Abdullahi Ganduje has urged the Federal Government to relax lockdown imposed on the state.
The governor said the lockdown relaxation was essential to ease the hardship on the residents of the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a 14-day total lockdown in Kano due to the rise of COVID-19 cases and records of strange deaths in the state.
According to The Cable, the governor on Thursday during the inauguration of experts to support Kano state Taskforce said residents of the state were running out of food.
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“We would engage the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to seek permission to relax the total lockdown imposed on Kano.
“We are making this appeal on behalf of our people who are presently running out of food items. We would love the federal government to relax the lockdown for a period of time to enable people stock their homes, especially now that majority of us are fasting. It will also ease the economic hardship in the state,” He said
However, in a recent update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Kano jumped to second after Lagos in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases with a total of 219 cases.