07 August 2020 By Abdullahi jalaluddeen.
The Kano State Government has commenced fumigation of Public and Private Schools to check the spread of corona virus disease.
Speaking at the commencement of the programme the State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje explained that a total of 199 Public and 329 Private Schools would be fumigated across the State.
Ganduje represented by his Deputy Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said the move was part of his administration’s effort in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic.
” What is more interesting is that the fumigation exercise begins with private schools that are not under the care of Government and that shows the level of commitment of our administration in the fight against covid -19 ” he maintained.
The Governor explained that the Ministry of Environment had been given the mandate to go to all public places to ensure that those places are safe for the people of Kano and by extension educate the public on the dangers of covid-19.
The Governor appreciated the effort of all Stakeholders especially from the education sector for what they had been doing to support Government’s policies and actions to tackle the pandemic in the State .
In his address, the State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso thanked the State Government for its determination in reducing the scourge.
Earlier, the State Commissioner of education, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru said the State Government was taking full responsibility of fumigating all Schools including private Schools.
” it is interesting to note that even at the Federal level, Kano State Government has been commended as the only State that has taken this responsibility while some States are even charging parents ” he explained.