The Niger State Government has suspended the weekly state executive council meeting following the death of former Senator and retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Nuhu Aliyu.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information, Mohammed Idris Sani when he briefed journalists at the Government House Minna.
Idris Sani explained that the suspension was in honour of the deceased who was an elder statesman.
The Commissioner however disclosed that before the suspension of the meeting, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello had directed that nobody should be allowed access to all government offices without wearing a facemask as from Wednesday the 4th of August, 2021.
He said the directive was sequel to the confirmed cases of Covid-19 of about 18 corps members among those posted to Niger State after the screening was conducted on them at the entrance of the NYSC camp.
Idris Sani explained that the state government will resuscitate the task force on Covid-19 to embark on massive sensitisation to ensure that all Covid-19 protocols are observed.
He enjoined all heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) to ensure compliance with the directive and provide hand washing equipment in their MDA’s.
“All Managers of such places should take charge and ensure that nobody is allowed into these areas without a face mask so that as sensitization continues we will ensure the observation of these protocols to the best of our ability”, he said.