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COVID-19: I’ll not lockdown Kebbi because I don’t want my people to die of hunger – Gov. Bagudu

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Governor Atiku Bagudu declared Thursday that there would be no lockdown in Kebbi state, as agreed by Nigeria Governors Forum.

Instead, the people would continue to observe all the precautionary measures against COVID-19 pandemic.

The Governor disclosed this at a meeting with the State Task Force Committee on COVID-19.

The meeting at Medical Centre Kalgo, was called to evaluate the effectiveness of the measures put in place to check the spread of the coronavirus.

The Governor commended the task force for living up to expectation.

Governors under the aegis of NGF agreed to impose a 14-day lockdown in their states, with immediate effect.

The Kebbi governor was the first to opt out of the idea.

Bagudu announced that the Federal Government has allocated three truck-load of food items to the state, comprising 2,262 bags of 50kg rice, oil and sugar.

He also announced that the Minister for Humanitarian Services, Sadiya Umar Farouq would visit to disburse money to vulnerable persons on behalf of the Federal Government.

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