El-Rufai of Kaduna has extended the lockdown imposed on the state by two weeks in order to continue the fight against the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.
Nasir El-Rufai, who spoke through his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe in a live broadcast this evening Tuesday, May 26, said after 60 days, the state government has reviewed the quarantine rrders and Nasir El-Rufai has approved the recommendation to extend the partial lockdown regulations for two weeks, with adjustments to permit the reopening of certain sectors.
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Nasir El-Rufai extends lockdown by two weeks
As Nigeria continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna state has extended by two weeks, the lockdown imposed on the state.
The Governor who spoke through his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe in a live broadcast this evening Tuesday, May 26, said after 60 days, the state government has reviewed the quarantine Orders and the Governor has approved the recommendation to extend the partial lockdown regulations for two weeks, with adjustments to permit the reopening of certain sectors.
Presidency refutes reports about President Buhari cancelling appointments signed by Abba Kyari
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, has dismissed media reports that President Buhari has cancelled over 150 memos and appointments signed off by his former Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who died on April 17, after battling COVID-19
Reports were rife on Monday with claims that the President cancelled the appointments made by late Kyari after his new Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, resumed office. The reports claimed that the memos and appointments made by the late Kyari were done without the approval of the President, hence they were cancelled.
Governor Wike cancels lockdown in Rivers
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has cancelled the lockdown earlier imposed in the state as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
On May 7, the governor announced a 24-hour lockdown in Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt City Local government areas of the state. However, in a state broadcast this afternoon, Governor Wike announced the lifting of the lockdown. He said no part of Rivers will be under lockdown from May 26.