September 22, 2023


Following the record of first case of Covid-19 in Zamfara State on 24th April, 2020 His Excellency, Zamfara State Executive Governor Hon Dr. Bello Mohammed MON (Matawallen Maradun) has directed for a State wide re-fumigation of Chemical disinfectant with a view of controlling the spread of the virus.

The chemical disinfection has since commenced at the Yariman Bakura Specialists hospital, Farida General Hospital, Gusau and the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau.

The second round of the fumigation exercise was led by the state Commissioner of Environment and Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Nurudeen Isah.

Governor Matawalle said his administration is taking proactive measures to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus and appealed to the people of the State to cooperate with the State Government in its efforts to address the spread of the virus.

Matawalle assured that his government will not relent in taking measures that will protect the lives and the properties of the citizens.

He explained that the use of chemical disinfectant for the fumigation will assist in curtailing the spread of the virus and improve the hygiene of the state.

Governor Matawalle also solicited for the citizens continued support in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus as government is feeling the pains of the hard time people are experiencing under low economic conditions and promised Government palliative that will reach all the nooks and crannies of the State.

The Governor who expressed sadness over the discovery of Covid-19 in the state, urged Muslims to intensify prayers in this holy month of Ramadan for Allah’s intervention to end the Coronavirus pandemic in the state, the Country and the world over.

The Commissioner of Environment and Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Nuradeen Isah will lead the State wide re-fumigation exercise where smoking and other electrical fumigation machines will be used for maximum protection against the spread of the virus.

Areas to be fumigated include Motor parks, Market and places of Worship as well as other places of social gathering.

Director General Media, Public Enlightenment and Communication.
Government House, Gusau.

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