Danjuma La’ah, the Senator representing Southern Kaduna Senatorial District, has urged his constituents to comply with directives of the Kaduna State Government aimed at averting outbreak of COVID-19 in the state.
In a statement in Kafanchan on Thursday, La’ah said the virus was spreading fast in the country, hence the need for people in the state to take preventive measures adopted by government more seriously.
“Following the increasing cases of coronavirus in parts of the country, including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, I call on my constituents to adhere to all safety measures by the state government.
“These measures are informed by sincere sense of responsibility and commitment to ensure the safety of people in the state against the corona virus infection.
“We are not prepared to lose anyone to this COVID-19 pandemic. As such, no precautionary measures or strategies taken towards this end would be too much,” he said.
La’ah said that the emphasis on prevention was the best as the healthcare system in the state might be overwhelmed by an outbreak of COVID-19.
He said that the measures taken might cause a little pain, but pleaded with the people to show understanding and patient as it would just be for a while.
He advised the people to adhere to recommended hygiene instructions of frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer as well as guidelines on social distancing.
The senator said that he had made provisions for hand sanitizers and nose masks in the eight local government areas that made up his senatorial district.
He appealed to drugstores and sellers of other essential commodities not to take advantage of the current situation by inflating the prices of their items.
NAN reports that the Kaduna State Government had asked civil servants from level 12 and below to remain at home in the next 30 days.
It also ordered closure of markets with exception of food and drug sellers and also banned large gatherings, motorcycles and tricycles as part of measures to avert an outbreak of COVID-19 in the state.