Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has directed that Corona virus emergency centre be set up in the State to prepare ahead of any eventuality since a case has been reported in Lagos.
Governor Sani Bello gave the directive while flagging off the reintroduction of monthly sanitation exercise in Minna, Saturday, 29 February, 2020.
The directive is for the Ministry of Health to ensure that it establishes coronavirus emergency centres in Minna, Bida, Kontagora, Suleja and New Bussa.
The Governor who noted that the country has been grappling with the fight against malaria, Lassa fever and now coronavirus got the Ministry’s assurance of capacity to contain and handle its outbreak.
He remained optimistic that just as the State has not witnessed outbreak of Lassa Fever, it will be the same for coronavirus but said the State has to be ready.
The governor urged the people to keep their environment clean to avoid the outbreak of diseases such as cholera.