COVID-19: Kwara state govt begins fumigation of markets

COVID-19: Kwara state govt begins fumigation of markets

- The battle against COVID-19 hit a fast lane as the Kwara government has begun the fumigation of public places in the state

- The operation started with the seven major markets in Ilorin, Kwara state capital on Thursday, April 2

- According to the state government, the fumigation exercise will extend to other parts of the state in the coming days

In a bid to fight against the spread of the deadly coronavirus ravaging the world, the Kwara state government has intensified the fight against the pandemic as fumigation of public places has begun in the state.

This was disclosed in a series of tweets on Friday, April 3, by an account supporting the administration of Kwara state governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

From tweets, the government commenced the fumigation exercise with the seven major markets in Ilorin, the state capital on Thursday, April 2, as a move to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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In the coming days, the fumigation exercise is expected to extend to other parts of Kwara state as part of the government’s preventive measures taken to keep the people safe.

Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government has intensified the fight against the coronavirus pandemic as fumigation of public places has begun in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

In a report by TVC, the disinfection of the major places in Abuja is being carried out by the Ministry of the Environment in partnership with the Federal Fire Service.

Legit.ng notes that since the outbreak of the pandemic in Nigeria, Abuja has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases after Lagos state. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), FCT takes the second spot on the list of coronavirus cases.

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In a related development, Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has flagged off a special fumigation exercise of the state to fight against the spread of the deadly coronavirus ravaging the world,

According to the Nigerian Tribune, Ganduje disclosed this during the monthly sanitation exercise on Saturday, March 28, at the Government House. He said that the fumigation would particularly be in worship places, markets, hospitals, motor parks, and major roads.

Similarly, the transfer of N20,000 by the federal government to poor households in the Kwali area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja has begun.

Sadia Umar-Farouk, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, on Wednesday, April 1, said that this is part of President Muhammadu Buhari's plan to help vulnerable Nigerians to cope with the lockdown order over coronavirus.

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