Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has said prayer is the best fire against coronavirus.
Ganduje said this on Sunday during the inauguration of the fund-raising committee on the disease, tdeclaring a one-day fasting and prayer to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.
He urged residents to observe the fast on Monday.
The governor further said that his government will put more measures in place to ensure the safety of the citizens.
Ganduje said, “As Nigeria recorded over 90 cases of coronavirus, Kano is yet to record a single case, hence the need for the government to be up and doing to contain the outbreak of the deadly disease.
“I call on Kano people to observe fast tomorrow, (Monday) 30th March, and 5th Sha’aban and pray hard against the outbreak of coronavirus in our dear state.
“I also call on people to intensify prayers because prayer is the best fire for this disease. While we are putting effort into taking preventive and curative measures against the coronavirus pandemic, there are some groups of people who cannot earn a living, who must go out to fend for their families.
“There are those who are economically weak and must be affected during this trying moment. That is why we decided to form a committee to raise money in order to help them cushion the effects.”