In his continued efforts to fight COVID-19 pandemic in the state, governor of Kano state, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has inaugurated COVID-19 Marshals.
The marshals, numbering 2,000, comprising of 1,000 Hisbah officials and 1,000 health workers have been engaged to assist security agents in enforcement and persuasion of strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
Speaking during the formal inaugurayion of the marshals, held at the Government House Sunday, Ganduje said COVID-19 is back, therefore the state government is also back to fight it to the end.
According to him, people are dying as a result of the pandemic and the state government must be up and doing to ensure that it contained the situation saying, “that is why we have revived out three doctrines, namely protective, curative and palliative measures to stamp out the pandemic in our state.”
He however, said that his administration had put robust plans in combatting the pandemic.
“Looking at the effect of lockdown on people, which affected their economic well-being, we feel that there is no need to lock this state down. But we are doing a lot to ensure that we protect our people.
” Our taskforce committee on COVID-19 is doing well in fighting the pandemic. The committee will also continue to make efforts and convince people to follow protocols in a bid to rid the state of the pandemic.
“We have engaged all critical stakeholders, such as security agencies, traditional rulers, ulamas, media, medical practitioners, among others, that is why we have inaugurated these marshals to support in enlightening and enforcing people to obey the protocols,” said Ganduje.
In his remarks, the state Commissioner of Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa said the marshals would discharge their duties diligently.