From Beatrice GONDYI, Bauchi
A group, Christians Solidarity Movement on COVID19 (CSCOVID-19) has commended the Bauchi state Governor Bala Muhammad for lifting the ban on lockdown and congregational prayers in the state.
Leader of the group, Pastor Zakka Magaji, disclosed this yesterday in Bauchi during the inauguration of the media sub-committee of the movement.
Magaji who was represented by the Secretary of the movement, Mr Francis Azubuike, commended Governor Mohammed for his proactive response to the novel Coronavirus in the state, paying all directives an decisions of administration have so far demonstrated human face and carried stakeholders along.
Magaji said the reason behind the formation of the movement was to complement the efforts of the governor in his gaint stride towards tackling the spread of the virus.
He maintained that the Christians Solidarity Movement on COVID-19 has embarked on awareness campaign within and outside the state to educate the citizens of the state to observe frequent use of facemask, hand washing and social distancing so as to protect them from the virus.
Magaji said despite the meagre resources, Governor Bala Mohammad effectively tackled cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the barest minimum, urging him to maintain the tempo.
He, therefore, enjoined citizens particularly Christians in the state to intensify prayers for God’s protection over the state and the country in general.
The CSCOVID-19 movement charged the media team to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and commitment to serve in the group by educating the entire people of the state
particularly those in the grassroots to observe social distancing during worship and use a facemask.
Responding on behalf of the Media Committee, the Chairman, Honourable Ayuba Hankali, promised to justify the confidence repose on them by using the platform to serve the purpose.of its establishment.
Hankali, also enjoined citizens in the state to support the Movement in that direction to achieve the desired set goals.