The Kano Governor made the announcement on Sunday March 29, during the inauguration of the fund-raising committee on COVID-19. He asked residents of the state to observe the fasting and prayer which will take off today, March 30.
Ganduje who stated that prayer is the best fire against the COVID-19, also pleaded with retired health workers in Kano to help the state fight the virus.
“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,” Ganduje said.
“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.”