Niger State Government has commenced fumigation of public places against the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state.
This followed the directive of Governor AAbubakar Sani Bello.
Commissioner of Environment and Forestry, Mohammed Tanko Zakari who represented Governor Abubakar Sani Bello at the flag-off exercise at the Kure Ultra-Modern Market, Wednesday assured that the exercise will be carried out in the 25 local government areas of the State.
Governor Sani-Bello said fumigation of the State was to ensure that no case of Coronavirus is witnessed.
“We are here because we want to make sure in addition to the restriction we fumigate all areas of Niger State”, he said.
Added that the restriction was not to punish anyone but a strategy to safeguard the people against the Coronavirus.
He listed places to be fumigated to include, Markets, Mosques, Churches, Schools, Supermarkets, and other public places that attracted large number of people.
He allayed the fears of the people, saying that the chemicals being used to fumigate the state were not harmful to humans.
General Manager, Niger State Environmental Protection Agency, NISEPA, Mallam Habibu Abdulkhadir said the exercise which is expected to last three weeks is aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus.
He appreciated the State government for providing the funds to embark on the exercise, assuring that they will reach out to all parts of the state.