Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Sule has revealed the increase of COVID-19 cases in the FCT is giving him sleepless nights.
He said that the proximity of Karu local government area of the state to FCT Abuja is the source of his worry.
He spoke on Friday while appearing on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) programme in Lafia.
According to him: “As a matter of fact, it doesn’t excite me everyday I hear there are increasing cases of COVID-19 in FCT because 80% of the lower class working in Abuja in the hospitals, clinics or hotels lives in Nasarawa state.
“So we are getting ready more than states that even have index cases, the reason being that one of the most densely populated area we have in Nasarawa state is Karu and that is the reason while we decided to have a lock down in Karu.
“Majority of the people here have one thing or the other to do in Abuja. A lot of them do travel out of the country, so we took some steps like so many other states. We decided to lock down Karu. We went ahead to restrict movement to the state capital and other major areas in Nasarawa state. We decided to also close down the markets, churches and mosques,” he said.
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