Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State has today imposed a 14-day lockdown on Bauchi State.
The Secretary to Bauchi State Government, Mohammed Sabiu Baba in a statement he released on Monday, said, the lockdown will take effect from Thursday April 2, 2020.
“In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, the Bauchi State Government has imposed a lockdown throughout the state for a period of 14 days with effect from Thursday April 2, 2020 from 6:00pm. Consequently, all borders to Bauchi will be equally closed.
” His excellency Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed CON, the executive governor of Bauchi State appreciates the sacrifice of the public in these agonizing times. He has subsequently directed that in order for the public to secure food items, movement is allowed between 10:am to 4:00pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The ban does not however affect essential services.
“The governor appeals to the public to appreciate that these measures are aimed at cutting the spread of coronavirus outbreak that is threatening the society. He appeals for continuous prayers,” the statement said.