Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has announced the suspension of the lockdown in the state and also approved resumption of religious activities. An order which is to take effect from Thursday, May 21.
According to the Governor, this development was propelled by the success achieved so far in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state and enjoined the stakeholders to assist the government in ensuring that the protective tool put in place are adhered to strictly in order to be free from the infection.
“This decision will be taken by you because the total decision of the lockdown was taken by you. We are just suggesting as a government and on behalf of the government, I am suggesting that as from Thursday, we should lift the lockdown, even the one in Katagum, because it has been 10 days and of course the whole state.
“People will go about their normal businesses, pray on Friday and Eid if we agree on context and character so that people will go to Eid, but we will need the support of our royal fathers so that there will be no such celebrations,” he said.