Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Sunday inaugurated 200 COVID-19 marshals, comprising male and female.
While inaugurating the marshals at the Authorities House Open Theatre, Ganduje charged them to sensitize and ensure strict compliance to COVID-19 preventative protocols.
He lamented the increase within the level of COVID-19-related deaths, stressing that the second wave was a lot more transmissible when compared to the first wave of the pandemic.
To this extent, he further urged the marshals, all of whom are graduates in health–related disciplines, to put in their finest to minimize the spread of COVID-19 second wave in the state.
The governor stated, “The marshals will help us alongside security agencies in order ensure that they educate, inform, and sensitize members of the public, as well as help in punishing those, who fail to obey the COVID-19 preventive protocols.
“COVID-19 is back again; therefore, all our efforts have to be back again, in order to be certain that we curtail this pandemic this time round. Many people are dying and we can not wait and see the continuous spread of this pandemic among our population. We must take adequate measures.”
In his remarks, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, listed challenges encountered by the Ministry towards fighting the spread of COVID-19 to include the refusal of people to put on face masks and embrace social distancing.
Also, he regretted that people continued to organize marriages and entertainment programs without wearing face masks or observing social distancing.