Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has banned business and all forms of social gatherings with anybody outside the state.
The governor gave the directive during a crucial meeting with Caretaker Committee Chairmen of the twenty Local Government Areas of the state at Command Guest Bauchi. The governor directed them to ensure total compliance with the order.
The decision was as a result of the increase of people coming to the state with coronovirus cases and the plans of some businessmen in the state to go to Kano for business activities.
“Henceforth, no trader,visitor or any social activities with anybody outside Bauchi state should be conducted. As chairmen of LGAs you must work to ensure compliance with this order.
Governor Bala Mohammed announced the formation of functional and viable Local Government Committees, adding that the committees are to sensitize citizens, surveillance at the same time locking down borders in their domains.
” These committees must work to protect citizens from the prevalence of this dangerous virus, our cases in Bauchi has risen to 80 fresh not even from the index cases, but from the people who are coming to our state.
” I sympathize with Government and people of Kano State because of the number of people in the state who have died recently, we must work together to prevent ourselves from this pandemic.
He directed the Caretaker Committee Chairmen to manufacture face masks for onward distribution to their people as part measures against contraction with coronovirus disease.
On the expiration of the tenure of Local Government appointed Chairmen, Governor Bala Mohammed sought for the approval of the State House of Assembly for extension of their tenure.
He regretted that, the outbreak of coronovirus disease has affected the plans of the state government for the conduct of the Local Government Election, assuring that the election will be conducted under his administration.
” We are here with the Honorable Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, ours is government of stakeholding and collaboration, we have discussed extensively in order to avoid illegally in the tenure of Caretaker committee Chairmen.
” I want to assure the people that in government of Bauchi under my leadership will conduct Local Government Election, we had already planned to conduct the election in June this year but because of the outbreak of coronovirus we have rescheduled it.”
The meeting had in attendance, State Deputy Governor, Senator Baba Tela, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Honorable Abubakar Y Suleiman, Secretary to the State Government, Mohammed Sabiu Baba and the Chief of Staff, Government House Bauchi, Dr Ladan Salihu among others.