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Kaduna lockdown: Group commends Kaduna residents for compliance

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The Kaduna Youth and Community Development Volunteers (KYCDV), on Sunday commended residents for complying to the lock-down order imposed by the state government on March 26.

Executive Director of the group, Mr Zailani Musa gave the commendation shortly after  monitoring  compliance with the lock-down by residents of Kaduna metropolis.

Musa, accompanied by  leaders of the state’s Vigilante Service, described the 24-hour curfew imposed by the state government to prevent  spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the state as a “crucial preventive mechanism”.

“We have monitor compliance in communities in Chikun; Igabi, Kaduna North and South Local Government Areas, along with the state’s Vigilante Service.

“I have noticed that there is a reasonable level of compliance, particularly in Kaduna North and South, as most residents were home and shops under lock and key,” he said.

He commended the state government for sensitising the public on the dangers of COVID-19 and preventive measures to stay safe.

He, however, expressed fear of eminent hunger among residents, as they were not notified to enable them to stockpile stuff in readiness for the total lock down.

According to him, many people live from hand to mouth and as such did not have enough foodstuff that would last them beyond 48-hours, expressing apprehension that indigent residents might flaunt the order for wants of food and other necessities.

Musa, therefore, urged government to quickly evolve palliative mechanism to cushion the effects of the lock-down on the residents and sustain it for public good.

“Some people are already becoming frustrated, particularly those affected by the recent demolition of Kasuwan Barci, Barnawa, Kasuwan Gwari, and Faki Road markets.

“Most of the traders live from their daily earnings and they are now forced to stay at home,” he said.

The director lamented that some of the residents have no money to buy food items even in areas where some food traders were allowed to sell by their doorsteps.

NAN reports that Gov. Nasir El-Rufai had on Saturday, announced that he had tested positive to the virus, making it the first confirmed case in the state.

Edited Shuaib Sadiq/Rabiu Sani Ali

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