The Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, has set up a committee on palliative to cushion the difficulties citizens of the state may face as a result of the proposed partial lockdown of the state.
At a stakeholders meeting and review meeting held at the Command Guest House Bauchi on Tuesday, the Governor said that the committee will be headed by the Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Suleimanu Adamu.
“The proposed partial lockdown is to enable the government to manage and control the spread of the virus in the state. Stakeholders already have given their approval to the state government to take any action that will assist in curbing the spread of coronavirus”
“We called for this meeting to discuss on way forward in tackling the spread of Coronavirus in our state. On our part as a government, we have taken steps to ensure we curb the spread of the virus through various initiatives. Government is ready to make available palliatives in the state and we have already established a very sound administrative framework for contact tracing on COVID-19,” he said.
He said the state government with the support of the Northeast Development Commission is expected to soon get its testing centre for the management of the virus, adding that the State Task Force will also engage stakeholders to come up with modalities of the partial lockdown of the state.
The State Deputy Governor who is the Chairman of the Task Force, Senator Baba Tela, while highlighting some of the achievements recorded by the committee towards curbing the spread of the virus, said that already several donations have been made by some philanthropists, financial organizations and other good spirited individuals who have the interest of the state at heart.