By Aisha Ahmed
Kano Jan.4 2021 Residents of Kano have appealed to the state government to enforce and ensure full compliance with the COVID-19 safety protocols at public places.
Some of the residents of the state, who spoke with newsmen in Kano on Monday, said that many public institutions had relaxed the protocols in their places.
Mr Muhammed Ismaila, a civil servant, said that at height of the first wave of the coronavirus, public places maintained the safety protocols.
“At that time, markets, super markets, hospitals and almost all places were not accessible to people without face masks.
“But the reality is that they have all relaxed it in spite of the warning about the second wave of the virus,” he said.
Another resident, Mr Abdurrahaman Ibrahim, also said that it had been a trend that government needed to use force for people to do what is right.
“People just display irresponsible attitudes most times and they don’t care what happens to others.
“We all heard that some people don’t show symptoms but can infect others, that is the reason why we need to be responsible,” he said.
Mrs Amina Usman, a civil servant, also decried how people would deliberately not want to be responsible towards the protocols.
“We know that December is always a busy month with so many weddings and other social gatherings, yet we need government to force us to do what is right,” she said
Usman said that many public places in Kano had defied the COVID-19 protocols in spite of the awareness and warning signals for the second wave of the virus.
The state Health Educator, Kano State Ministry of Health, Mr Auwal Abdu, said that the ministry had been at its best in advocating effective compliance with the protocols.
“The ministry has embarked on community and media mobilisation to ensure that residents keep themselves and others safe,” he said.
He appealed for a collective responsibility towards curbing the second wave of the virus in Kano State and the country in general.