Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has ordered the reopening of football viewing centres in Kano State, Page 36 learnt.
The Governor gave the order as major Football Leagues across Europe, resume.
He made this known when the Leadership of the Soccer Viewing Centres Association, Kano State Chapter, paid him a courtesy call at his office, on Friday.
The Association urged the Governor to ease the lockdown order for the Centres.
The Governor, who granted the request, also donated 40,000 face masks, for distribution at viewing centres in the State.
“It is in line with our decision to see that our economy bounces back, through reinvigorating commercial and other business activities in the State, that I have directed all viewing centres to be re-opened from today”, the Governor was quoted in a statement by Abba Anwar, his Chief Press Secretary.
He urged them that as they gather youths in their viewing centres, they must make sure that they use it as a platform to create awareness among youths, on ways to help tame the pandemic.
The State Chairman of the Association, Sharu Rabi’u Ahlan, commended Governor Ganduje’s effort in curtailing the spread of the virus in the State.
“Your Excellency, on behalf of all our members, we are appreciative of your unrelenting effort to human development, especially youths, in the State
“We are grateful for the face masks His Excellency gave us. And we promise to abide by all the protocols Sir.
“Our members are always supportive of your policies. And we are in good working relationship with the State Ministry of Information, and the State Censorship Board”, he said.