2 Ministry for E
3 nvironment and
7 sources has called on
9 to take advantage of stay at home order to sanitize their environments to prevent spread of C
15 Alhaji Ibrahim Husseini
16 , Commissioner for Environment, made the call while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Kaduna.
18 Husseini said proactive
19 measures needed to be taken to prevent spread
20 of the virus as the state was yet to record any confirm case.
26 People should use the opportunity of the stay at home to clean their environments, especially the gutters, practice hand washing frequently and use face mask as precautionary measures to stay healthy.
28 “Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, being a proactive leader was the first in the nation to announce some proactive measures which are drastic and will be effective when adhered to in ensuring that the virus does not come to
32 “By shutting down some commercial places which are non-essential, closing all schools, a stay at home order to workers from Grade levels
33 1 to
34 12 including public gatherings and worship places.
36 “He also constituted different committees to ensure strict compliance. This shows that even if the virus were to be in
37 the state
38 , it will be controlled immediately,” he
42 Ibrahim, however, advised people
44 accept that Coronavirus is real and it exists, saying it
46 is necessary to re-emphasise the reality of the disease because a lot of people still do not believe that the virus is real.
48 “I, therefore, call for improved sanitation in our environments, because we need to make sure they are kept clean, not forgetting personal hygiene which is also very essential.
52 “If need be, the ministry will fumigate the entire state to aid curtailing the
54 pandemic,” he added.