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Lockdown Relaxation: Ganduje Re-Opens Viewing Centres, Donates 40,000 Masks



By Adamu Aminu, Kano.

A day before Laliga, that would be followed by some Leagues across Europe, and amid partial lockdown in Kano state, governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje directed for the re-opening of all Viewing Centres in the state. While directing them to observe all protocols enunciated by health workers.

He made this known when the leadership of Soccer Viewing Centres Association, Kano State, paid him a courtesy call at his office, Friday, urging for ease of the lockdown order for the Centres.

He equally donated Forty Thousand (40,000) face masks for the distribution in their viewing centres, so as to strengthen observance of the laid down protocols.

“It is in line with our decision to see that our economy bounces back, through reinvigorating commercial and other business activities in the state, that I have directed all viewing centres to be re-opened from today,” he said.

Reminding that, as they gather youth in their viewing centres, they must make sure that, they use that as a platform to create awareness among youth on ways to help tame the pandemic.

The state chairman of the association, Sharu Rabi’u Ahlan commends governor Ganduje’s effort in the state response against COVID-19 pandemic, assuring that, “Your Excellency on behalf of all our members we are appreciative of your unrelenting effort to human development, especially youth, in the state.”

“We are grateful for the face masks His Excellency gave us. And we promise to abide by all the protocols Sir. Our members are always supportive of your policies. And we are in good working relationship with the state Ministry of Information and the state Censorship Board,” he said.