in a bid to bring an end to COVID -19 pandemic in the northern part of Nigeria, the political leaders have agreed on a specific strategic plan to employ.
Naija News Understands that the strategic plan agreed on by the nineteen northern governors was to purchase mobile Testing Vans which they believe will facilitate testing in the rural areas.
The Governors 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.
however, on the issue of inter-State border closure, the Northern Governors expressed serious concern that despite their efforts, the borders are still being compromised and more illegal routes are being created which is giving rise to a more inter-State transfer of COVID-19.
They also noted that some of the trucks transporting goods are also used in smuggling people across States in violation of movement regulations. They also agreed to increase the use of vigilante groups, neighborhood watch, and traditional rulers in enforcing the border closures.
Naija news also recalls that one of the key northern state that has the highest case of COVID-19 had received several backlash amidst the Fight against COVID-19 pandemic.