Coronavirus: Adamawa state governor suspends official trips, cuts down budget

Coronavirus: Adamawa state governor suspends official trips, cuts down budget

- The governor of Adamawa is taking precautionary measure against the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state

- Governor Ahmadu Fintiri announced that official trips outside the state have been suspended for the next three months

- The Adamawa state leader also cut down the state's 2020 budget as a cost-saving measure

Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the deadly coronavirus has announced the suspension of official trips outside the state for the next three months, training, workshops, and seminars.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Fintiri gave the directive while speaking to the Adamawa state people in a special broadcast on Monday, March 23, in Yola.

Coronavirus: Adamawa state governor suspends official trips, cuts down budget

Adamawa state governor Ahmadu Fintiri
Source: UGC

The governor went on to explain that the Adamawa state government had resolved to implement cost-saving measures including a downward review of its 2020 budget by 20% and a reduction in overhead cost by 50%.

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Fintiri further explained that the government adopted other measures to prevent and contain the spread of the deadly disease such as the setting of an Isolation Ward equipped with modern facilities at the Yola Specialist Hospital.

He urged religious and traditional leaders to enlighten the people on why the measures were necessary, so as to secure and protect the lives of the citizens.

Though there is yet to be an official record of any suspected coronavirus case in Adamawa, the governor has set up a 9-man containment committee tasked with the overall objective of preventing the spread of the disease.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that five new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Nigeria. The new cases, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) include two in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Lagos state and one in Edo state.

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Two of the cases are returning travellers from the United Kingdon So far, there have been 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria and two have been discharged This new development brings cases in Lagos to 24, FCT – 6, Ogun- 2, Ekiti- 1, Oyo- 1, Edo- 1.

In other news, the federal government on Wednesday, March 18, restricted entry into Nigeria for the travellers coming from 13 countries. This was made known in a tweet by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) @NCDCgov on Wednesday, March 18, adding that these are the countries with over 1,000 cases domestically.

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