Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, said on Saturday night that he got President Muhammadu Buhari's approval to relax the 14-day blockade imposed on the state.
The governor had announced on Saturday the easing of the blockade.
Later, he made a U-turn and called for full compliance with the presidential directive.
President Buhari had ordered a total blockade in Kano last Monday due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and mysterious mass deaths in the state.
In a statement issued by his press chief, Abba Anwar, the governor said he had the president's consent to relax the blockade on Mondays and Thursdays.
“We seek the President's consent on how to relax the blockade, to allow free movement of people, but within the hours stipulated on the agreed days.
“For this reason, I announce that every Monday in the blocking period between 10:00 and 16:00. people can go out and do some shopping. Then, also on Thursdays, from 10 am to 4 pm. people can leave within that stipulated period. "
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