Emir tasks Zuru leaders on directives to curb Coronavirus
The Emir of Zuru in Kebbi State, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Sami, has directed community leaders in the emirate to ensure strict compliance with medical directives on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
He gave the directive during the flag-off of sensitisation on the disease at his palace of the Emir of Zuru at the weekend.
At the event attended by the five chiefdoms, district heads and community leaders, Sami admonished the people to imbibe best hygiene practices, subject themselves to medical tests on arrival from other parts of the country and beyond to remain safe and halt further spread of the pandemic.
The emir commended the Sami Gomo Foundation for spearheading the campaign, which he described as apt and timely, considering the current global emergency.
While also lauding the state government for measures so far to sensitise the public and curtail the spread of the pandemic, he directed the community leaders to carry the message to their respective domains with close monitoring to ensure compliance.
Sami expressed happiness with the understanding and positive response by Islamic scholars in the emirate, who unanimously agreed to close all Islamiyya schools in compliance with the directives of the state’s authorities.
Speaking at the occasion, Executive Secretary of the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Abubakar Kaoje, emphasised the need for personal hygiene, environmental sanitation, social distancing, and stay-at-home to avert contact with carriers of the virus.
On the activities Sami Gomo Foundation, Dr. Aisha Aminu Senchi stated that arrangements had been made to carry out intensive sensitisation across all villages and hamlets in the emirate to complement government’s drive to educate the public on precautionary measures against COVID-19.
Wife of the state governor, Dr. Zainab Bagudu, and the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency presented hand sanitisers and other consumables provided by the Sami Gomo Foundation to the five chiefdoms, hospitals, road transport unions and security agencies among others at the event.