From Yakubu Busari,Jos
Dr Solomon Olasupo, Commandant, NSCDC, Plateau State
Following the nationwide measures being deployed by governments in the country to contain the spread of Coronavirus, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC Plateau State Command, has deployed personnel across the 17 Local Governments in the state to curtain the speed spread of COVID 19
The state commandant, Dr Solomon Olasupo confirmed the measure to our correspondent in an interview, stating that the exercise was in compliance with the federal government directive to safeguard the lives of Nigerians from the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to him, the Commandant General of the Corps, Muhammadu Abdullahi Gana instructed all the 36 states commands to deployed personnel across the length and breath of the county for the safety of the people.
Solomon said the NSCDC personnel in collaboration with other sisters security agencies are battle ready to contain the virus from further spreading in the public and private schools and motor park in the state.
Meanwhile, the Plateau state government on Thursday night ordered the immediate closure of all public and private schools in the state on or before Saturday March 21.
A press statement issued by the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Prof. Danladi Atu, said the decision was taken in order to discourage the possible spread of the coronavirus among residents in the state.
He said the closure includes pre-primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state.
“The decision becomes unavoidable because of the world spread of Covid-19 in the country and the world at large. It is therefore imperative for government to adapt these and other measures to safegaurd lives of its citizens,” the statement said
The statement further encouraged citizens in the state to ensure the maintenance of the highest levels of personal hygiene as way of curtailing and preventing the pandemic.