Kano State Governor, Abdullah Umar Ganduje on Saturday cautioned the commercial transport operators and commuters to adhere strictly with the use of face mask or risk prosecution in the state.
Governor Ganduje issued the warning while flagging off another round face masks distribution at the Government House, directeda security agencies to ensure offenders are brought to book.
Speaking further, he disclosed that the state taskforce team was recording success in the fight to mitigate the spread of the virus in Kano, he insisted the government would continue strict enforcement on COVID-19 preventive protocols and guidelines.
While reiterating government decision to cancel Eid Kabir Sallah festival in Kano to curtail possible spread of the viral disease, he ais wearing of face mask and maintenance of social distancing remain compulsory during the two “raka” congregational Sallah prayers.
Kano State Commissioner of Police, CP Habu Sani said police will arrest any driver and passenger who failed to comply with the use of face mask and other COVID-19 protocols at all transport terminals in the state.
He insisted that “any person found violating the protocol will be treated as deviant”.
The CP stressed that a combine security team has mounted checkpoints at 17 inter-state entry points and 156 intra-states border points to ensure effective use of face mask.
“Government has considered the transport unions in all the decisions on COVID-19 preventive measures including the use of face mask,” Sani said.