Umar Akilu Majeri
Jigawa Governor, Badaru Abubakar has said that there will not be any huge gathering during the Sallah Ceremony.
He disclosed this while fielding questions from Journalists shortly after swearing in the new chairman of the PCRC in the State.
“We sat and agree with traditional rulers, Ulamas to avoid any social gathering during the incoming Sallah ceremony throughout the state,” Badaru said.
Governor insisted that no huge gathering of people during the Sallah celebration to avoid the spread of COVID-19 infection.
He charged the old people and women as well as children to distance themselves from Eid ground to protect themselves against the deadly diseases.
He explained further that no more gathering is allowed for the Sallah ceremony as he charged people to always wear face masks while participating in any gathering.
In the area of health education, the Jigawa State government said it has sponsored sixty students abroad to study medicine, adding that they are now about to graduate and that this year they have sent sixty additional students to study medicine.
“We will continue sending students until the time we meet our demands because some doctors have become brain drain, while our mission is to have doctors in every area where it is difficult to reach by workers due to lack of good road.”
In the area of fertilizers, he said over 700 trucks of fertilizers have been distributed to various farmers in the State.
Badaru further stated that his government has distributed palliatives to 35, 8000 people across the 27 local councils in the State.
The Governor testified that two people were arrested for adulterating the fertilizer with ashes as he said the suspects are handed over to Police for investigation assuring that the suspects will soon be prosecuted.