Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina State ©Premium Times.

State governors of the Northwest region has ordered the closure of schools in their domain to curtail the spread of Coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19.

This is coming after one of the states in the region, Katsina, today recorded a suspected case of the pandemic which originated from China.

The governors, after a closed-door meeting held in Kaduna, said the closure was for 30 days, noting that it had become necessary in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the zone.

Chairman of the forum and Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, read the communique shortly after the closed-door meeting. It is scheduled to take effect from Monday, March 23.

- advertisement -

Present at the meeting were the governors of Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kaduna while Kano Deputy Governor, Nasiru Gawuna, represented his principal, Abdullahi Ganduje.

- advertisement -