News Gombe targets 66,000 households for palliative

-

- Advertisment -

Gombe targets 66,000 households for palliative

News Gombe targets 66,000 households for palliative

The immediate past deputy governor of Gombe State, Mr. Charles Iliya, has surrendered some luxury vehicles in his possession to the committee constituted by the state governor Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, to recover government property improperly disposed by the past administration of Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has stated that plans are on top gear to distribute palliative to about 400 thousand individuals in 66 thousand households to cushion the economic impact of restrictions enforced to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

According to him, the distribution of palliative package by the state government will be targeting to reach 30 most vulnerable households in each of the 2,218 polling units across the state.

Governor Yahaya stated this during his statewide broadcast on Friday. He said the case management strategies adopted by the state government in containing the COVID-19 pandemic is yielding encouraging results.

“So far, a total of 1,272 samples were collected and sent for testing out of which 124 turned out positive and were all isolated and managed according to the guidelines issued by the NCDC. Eighty-Six (87) of the confirmed cases have so far fully recovered and were discharged with only 1 death recorded in the state,” Governor stated while adding that there are 36 active cases on isolation presently in the state.

He added saying: “As global projection shows, the coronavirus pandemic might linger on for some time from now, therefore, our strategy must be dynamic and sustainable in line with the recommended protocols”. However, he said “As evidenced by the statistics, Gombe is recognized by the NCDC as one of the states in the country that is effectively and efficiently managing the pandemic in accordance with international best practices”.

The governor who had on Thursday announced the re-opening worship centers for congregational prayers, equally announced the review of the 6 pm to 7 am curfew earlier imposed to 8 pm to 6 am daily with effect from this Friday.

“The government has resolved to gradually ease the restrictions in our dear state by re-opening places of worship,” He said while explaining that it will be with strict adherence and compliance with the guidelines of observance of social and physical distancing as well as compulsory use of face masks and regular washing of hands.

While urging residents in the state to adhere strictly to the new guidelines and take responsibility for containing the spread of the Corona Virus in our state, the governor also directed that civil servant on Grade level 9 and above to resume work on Monday 25th May.

He said that the workers are to observe the new guidelines in their places of work. “However, all other existing measures to curb the spread of the virus especially the ban of commercial motorcycles, interstate travels, closure of all schools and borders shall remain in effect,” Governor Yahaya stated during the broadcast.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent Updates

Gernot Rohr backs Samuel Kalu to rediscover best form at Bordeaux

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has backed Samuel Kalu to rediscover his best form for club and country.Kalu struggled...

Police lay siege on Delta hotel, denies NGO from holding meeting

Authorities of the Nigeria Police Force, on Friday, deprived an NGO, Brothers Across Nigeria, BAN, from holding her General...

Fire razes electrical complex in Lokoja

About three days after a tanker accident sparked an explosion that claimed 30 lives in Lokoja, a fresh tragedy...

Nigerian government urges workers to ignore planned strike

The federal government has urged public servants to ignore the strike planned for Monday by organized lab our, saying...
- Advertisement -

US Republican senators confront Netflix over Chinese sci-fi show

Five Republican US senators have confronted Netflix over the streaming giant’s plan to adapt a Chinese sci-fi book trilogy,...

Nigeria troops lose three officers to bandits, rescue eight-month-old baby

Troops of “Operation Sahel Sanity” have lost one senior military officer and two soldiers in an operation against bandits...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you