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By Sani Ibrahim Paki

The Centre for Information and Technology and Development (CITAD) has commended the Kano State government for its initiative in engaging 2,000 marshals to enforce compliance with COVID-19 protocols in the state.

The coordinator of the centre, Ali Sabo, who stated this on Monday during a press conference in Kano, however, lamented poor compliance with the protocols in most state’s secondary schools.

“These marshals will go a long way in enforcing people to comply especially on the use of face masks.

“We have recently conducted a survey in 60 secondary schools in Kano State and we observed that there is little compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.”

CITAD, therefore, called on the state government to provide more structures in the schools to minimise congestion in classrooms and hostels, provide adequate protective equipment, disinfect their premises regularly, and ensure more sensitisation of students and teachers.

Chronicle reports that the state government on Sunday inaugurated 2,000 people including men and women called ‘COVID-19 Marshals’ to sensitise and enforce compliance to the COVID-19 protocols around the state.

This initiative, according to the government, was the first of its kind in the country and it was part of the government’s effort to curtail the spread of the disease as more cases were recorded during the second wave of the pandemic in the state.

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