KANO – Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado Bayero have called on residents in the state to embark on fasting to seek the intervention of God to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic.
This was coming as the Governor inaugurated a 38-man member fund raising committee to provide relief materials to the downtrodden in the state.
Ganduje while inaugurating the committee said the assistance is necessary to cushion the effect of the lockdown with the situation at hand and address what he described as stomach virus while trying to avert the spread of coronavirus.
The Governor also at the gathering called on all retired health workers in the state, to register with the state Ministry of Health to provide voluntary services to contain the scourge.
According to him,
The Committee had it terms of Reference to include to identify organisations and individuals that can give assistance for the gigantic work, to identify the needy people who would be given the assistance to ameliorate their sufferings, to work out modalities of distribution to the public, among others.
The Committee was also given One Week to submit it report.
The Committee had Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, Vice-Chancellor, of Bayero University, Kano, as its Chairman and Tajuddeen Aminu Dantata as the Co-Chair of the Committee.
In his acceptance remarks, Professor Bello commended the governor for finding them worthy of being members of the all-important committee just as it applauded the governor for coming up with the idea to support the needy who could be suffering in the wake of the measures put in place to curtail the spread of the disease.
He also expressed the readiness of the committee to work diligently towards actualising the goals of the committee.
In the same vein, Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Bayero told his subjects to observe three fasting and prayers to seek God’s divine intervention against the scourge.
Bayero said with the way things are going, God’s intervention remains the paramount answer to the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic.