Nigerians have taken to social media to slam the decision of Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to relax the lockdown imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari had on April 27, imposed a total lockdown on the state following “strange deaths” and rise in coronavirus cases.
But on Saturday, Ganduje told journalists that there would be free movement in the state between 10am and 4pm on Mondays and Thursdays.
He said all the major markets in the state would remain closed, except Ya’nkaba and Ya’nlemo markets where vegetables and fruits are sold.
Ganduje further stated that all supermarkets in the state are allowed to operate within the six-hour timeframe, adding that customers must follow the COVID-19 protocols before they enter the places.
The governor had earlier appealed to the federal government to relax the lockdown saying it is important to ease the hardship in the state, especially in the month of Ramadan.
Hundreds of persons, including the Emir of Rano, has died mysteriously in Kano since April, with the state government blaming the deaths on malaria, diabetes, meningitis and hypertension, while many Nigerians believed they are complications from coronavirus.
Also, over 20 almajiri kids deported from Kano has tested positive to coronavirus in Kaduna, Bauchi and other states.