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COVID-19: Bauchi govt earmarks N10 million for fumigation

Bauchi State government has set aside N10 million for fumigation of every part of the state in its quest to check the spread of coronavirus among the people.

The state Commissioner for Environment and Housing, Hamisu Muazu Shira, disclosed this to journalists during the commencement of the exercise at the Government House in Bauchi on Friday.

According to him, the five-day fumigation exercise will take place in strategic locations within the Bauchi metropolis.

The commissioner said: “We are basically here today (Friday) to begin fumigation against the spread of COVID-19 by the governor’s directive. The government is supporting us in many other ways to conduct this exercise. This goes to show how the governor is keen on kicking out this virus from our midst.”

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Shira said the exercise would be extended to other parts of the state, adding that over 300 personnel have been deployed for the exercise

The state governor, Bala Mohammed,  who tested positive for coronavirus last month, is one of the three persons that had been infected by the disease in Bauchi State.

The governor told journalists last week that he is in good spirits and had not exhibited symptoms of coronavirus.


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