ABUBAKAR BELLO EXTENDS LOCKDOWN BY TWO WEEKS
Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has extended the lockdown in the State by two weeks.
Ahmed Mantane, Secretary to the State Government, and Chairman of the Niger State COVID-19 committee, made this known in a statement.
Bello said the extension of the lockdown was as a result of the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the State.
The Governor urged residents to adhere strictly to Government and NCDC protocols such as wearing of face masks in public places and observance of social distancing.
Bello also warned that human and vehicular movements during the lockdown days are banned, except those on essential duties.
He said the three days window period of Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays remains intact, and all school remains closed.
Bello warned that anyone who failed to comply with the requirement imposed under the COVID-19 order would be asked to pay a fine or face imprisonment.
The Governor urged residents to support his administration's good intentions of keeping everyone safe from the COVID-19 disease.