Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari, on Wednesday, commissioned the leadership of Christians Association of Nigeria-CAN in Katsina, to join hands with the state government in tackling the twin problems of banditry and COVID-19 which has lead to many death and made so many people homeless in the state.
He further told the administration of CAN that they were invited to contribute meaningfully towards providing inputs to deal with the insecurity challenges and the resurgence of the spread of coronavirus in any way they can help the state to fight away what is currently eating up people and property in the state.
Also speaking, the Secretary to Government of Katsina State, Dr Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa submitted a gory detail of the security situation in the state to members of the Katsina State branch of CAN. The SGS particularly asked them to contribute on ways to curtail the activities of informants that have been fueling banditry activities in the state, they are working with informational is giving them such where do they get such he asked.
So many soldiers had died from ambush in the country from information they got from someone.
The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Health, Dr Mustapha Kabir while remaking the leaders on the status of In the state said the pandemic is still very much with people in the state but they are not taking it seriously most people don’t believe it is real and they can’t seem to get it all.
Dr Kabir further revealed that symptoms are not necessarily seen on some patients and very minor on some people, adding that the disease had no known cure and no vaccine.
He said that the second coil of the pandemic which is more crucial had begun in the world especially for a place like Europe.
”in Katsina state, even this Monday, six people tested positive for Covid-19”
He announced that Katsina local government now has a total of 343 patients while Daura has 86 infected people and that out of the 557 cases in the state, 23 deaths have been recorded
So far 6 has died while receiving treatment and 17 were discovered to have died through complications of Covid-19 but posthumously”
”Out of 103 patients that tested from the police detention cells, 87 tested positive for Covid-19”
He advised that the leadership of CAN needed to conduct advocacy on hand washing and use of sanitizers, face mask and observing social distancing to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
The senior special Assistant to the Governor on Christians Affairs, Reverend Ishaya Jumrau expressed gratitude to Governor Aminu Masari for involving the indigenous Christians in governmental affairs in the state.
Also the Senior Special Assistant on Women Christians Affairs, Mrs Sarah Ruwan many also thanked the Governor for assistance being rendered to the female Christians in the state.
Some of the Christians that spoke during the meeting include Reverend Yunana Sulaiman, Reverend Audu Bakwai, Reverend Yakubu Danlami Doka, Mr Peter Musa Danmallam, Mr Garba Salisu Faskari, Mr Aminu Samuel Dandume and Mrs Lami