The Northern Governor’s Forum, NGF has agreed to impose inter-state border curfews to stop the movement of people from one state to another in trucks as part of efforts to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
The governors also resolved to continue its deportation of children under Islamic clerics better known as Almajiris, and agreed that Almajiris sent from one state to another should be profiled, tested, and accompanied by state officials and their teachers to facilitate the process of settling in.
Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the governor of Plateau State, who doubles as Chairman, Northern Governors’ Form, NGF, in a statement on Friday said the move will stop the spread of COVID-19 in Northern states.
Macham said the Forum reviewed issues such as the request for more COVID-19 testing centres in the North which are grossly inadequate and decided to purchase mobile testing vans which they believe will facilitate testing in the rural areas.
The Forum also expressed deep appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for his quick intervention in Kano State because of the spike in the number of COVID-19 infections recently.