The NorthWest and NorthCentral Governors Forum’s have agreed that each of the member state in consultation with the National Examination bodies, will close schools for a period of 30 days, starting from Monday, 23rd March 2020 in other to curb the spread of Corona Virus in the Zones
This was contained in a three point Communique signed by the Leadership of the Forums in Kaduna where the meeting held.
The Forums also resolved to embark on sensitization campaigns to discourage large gatherings until further notice, the communique added
The Governors further agreed that the States will continue to wage aggressive campaigns to encourage citizens to uphold personal hygiene, including hand washing and environmental sanitation.
The meeting which was chaired by the Chairman, NorthWest Governors Forum and Kastina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari had received briefings from heads of security agencies and have also resolved to jointly fund security operations aimed at conclusively addressing the security challenges that have bedeviled the zones.
Present at the meeting were Governors Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna) Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) and Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger). Deputy Governor Nasiru Gawuna represented Kano State Governor.
The Governor of Kwara State joined the meeting via telephone.