Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has extended border closure for another two weeks just as he approved setting up of mobile courts for instant prosecution of offenders.
This was made known in a statement signed by his Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa.
Governor Matawalle equally announced the suspension of this year’s Ramadan Tafsir, Taraweeh and Ittikaf across the state.
He made this announcements in a state-wide broadcast today where he said the state Government will ensure the enforcement of all these directives for the safety of Zamfara State citizens.
“What we are doing is in tandem with international good practices concerning the current pandemic ravaging the globe”, Governor Matawalle posited.
“Although we do not have a single index recorded here in our state, but we are worried today with the developments in our neighbouring states of Sokoto and Katsina. We cannot afford to be complacent”, Governor Matawalle observed.
He warned that any vehicle caught trying to penetrate the state borders or leave the state will be confiscated for good and the owner of the vehicle prosecuted.
Governor Matawalle said, however, that people were still free to travel anywhere within the state and conduct their normal businesses. “In all these however, I enjoin you to observe the best practices of social distancing, use of face masks and hand sanitisers”, Governor Matawalle added.
He said the state Government has provided two isolation centers and has equipped them. “We have also ordered ventilators and rest kits some of which have already arrived and will be unveiled soon”, Governor Matawalle informed.
More over, he said, the state Government has ordered for food stuff and essential commodities for distribution to citizens to cushion the effect of the present moment as the fasting period commences.