Schools in the North West Zone are to be shut down for thirty days to protect citizens from the impact of Coronavirus.
Governor Aminu Bello Masari announced the decision in a communique at the end of the meeting of North West Governors held at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House Kaduna.
Alhaji Aminu Masari explained that measures shall be taken in each of the states in consultation with examination bodies to close schools for a period of thirty days starting from Monday, 23 of March 2020.
In addition, he said states shall carry out sensitisation campaigns to discourage large gatherings.
He added that states should continue to wage campaigns to encourage citizens to uphold personal environmental hygiene.
Governor Masari explained that the meeting had asked Governors to jointly fund security operations to confront the menace of banditry.
The Governor explained that the Governor of Kwara state had agreed to implement decisions arrived at during the meeting.
The communique was jointly signed by Governor Aminu Bello Masari as chairman of the North West Governor’s Forum and Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state signed as chairman of the North Central Governors Forum.