GOVERNOR FINTIRI BANS ALL SOCIAL GATHERINGS IN ADAMAWA STATE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has banned all social gatherings in the State till further notice.
He gave the directive on Tuesday January 5, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou.
The Governor said he was disappointed at the negligence to COVID-19 protocols and measures implemented to reduce the viral spread.
He warned that COVID-19 was real and is a global health crisis.
Governor Fintiri said; ”I am highly disappointed over the lack of strick adherence to the COVID-19 protocols and measures to reduce transmission of the virus.
”The measures, include advocacy of behaviours like wearing of face masks, social distancing, washing of hands, and restrictions on public gatherings.
”Therefore, I am reminding the people of the state that the guidelines on restriction of movement issued in March, 2020, is still in force.
”All (the ban on) social gatherings of more than 50 people at this time is also still in force."
He said that hospitality businesses such as clubs, cinema halls, event centres, conferences and congresses and other similar gatherings with population beyond 100 remained banned.
The Governor also stated that movement between 10pm and 5am is banned across the State.
Fintiri admonished all leaders at various worship centres to ensure strict compliance of all COVID-19 protocols.
“Any club, event centre or business premises found contravening this directive will be shut downtown with immediate effect.
“Security agencies are hereby directed to ensure strict adherence to these protocols and any other protocol imposed by the Federal Government,” he Fintiri said.