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CORONAVIRUS: Jos North LG Boss,Hon Saleh Bala Usman Places Ban On Gathering To Aid Curb COVID - 19 Within The LGA...

CORONAVIRUS: Jos North LG Boss, Hon Saleh Bala Usman Places Ban On Gathering  To aid curb COVID-19 within the LGA..

March 25,2020

The management Committee Chairman of Jos North Local Government council Shehu Bala Usman has placed a ban on public gathering with immediate effect in line with the state Government directive.

Usman, said the measure became necessary in order to halt the spread of Coronavirus which has assumed a global pandemic.

The Chairman explained through a press release sign by the LG Senior information Office Mr Philip Eplong that religious congregations should not be more than 50 person while two metres distance should be maintained by the adherents.

He said Joints and Night clubs are banned while Restaurants are advised to provide takeaway packs for their customers adding that all markets to close effectively from 25 March,2020 with the exception of traders selling food items, Pharmaceuticals and cooking gas are to remain open

Staff of the Council from Grade levels 1-12 are to remained at home for the period of the lock down except workers that offers essential services such as security, health, street cleaners noted that a tasked force to monitor compliance in line with the Government directive has been set up by the Council which would be personally Chaired by him to ensure robust enforcing preventive measures.

The council recognises that compliance with these measures come with a level of inconvenience for which we readily apologies noted that the council trust that everyone understand the necessity for these sacrifices as the pragmatic way to keep people safe and alive.

Usman further stated that the Council will continue its enlightenment Campaigns in the media on the danger of the disease to help people stay safe.

He appealed to citizens in the locality to cooperate with government in order to curb the spread of the virus warning that violators of the directives will have themselves to blame.


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