One more twist as Ganduje secures Buhari’s approval, relaxes COVID-19 lockdown in Kano

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.

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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.

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“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.

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“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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