Alhaji Abdulrahman Maigoro, the Chairman, Keffi Local Government Council, Nasarawa State, has urged residents to observe total compliance with the directives given by government and experts to fight Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
This, he said was in the interest of the health of the people in the area and Nigeria at large.
Mr Shuaibu Muhammad, an Aide to the chairman, made this known in a statement to newsmen in Keffi on Saturday.
Maigoro said that adhering strictly to government directive by citizens on Coronavirus would curtail its spread in the country.
According to him, some of the preventive measures against the deadly virus are regular washing of hands, avoid touching of face, social distancing and maintenance of personal hygiene, among others.
Maigoro said the state government was on top of the situation and had already taken decisions, including the closure of worship centres and markets, except those selling food items and medicines.
“The state government also said social gatherings such as weddings, naming and burial, among others, have also been suspended with immediate effect.
“Only limited to members of the close family and attendance in such gatherings should not be more than 20 in number.
“It is in view of this that I advice my people and other Nigerians to continue to adhere strictly to the government directive on Coronavirus,” he urged
According to him, “I have done my best and will continue to do my best as we will continue to sensitise the people of this area on the preventive measures against Coronavirus.”
The council boss also urged the people of the area to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of their affiliations.
Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Muhammad Suleiman Tola