From Mathew Jwantu, Minna
Following the crowd witnessed in public places such as banks and markets places in Niger state, the social distancing policy by government is very far from the desired result.
Our correspondent who went down town in checks of the compliance of the social distancing policy, revealed that the crowd witnessed at Kure ultramodern market, ATM gallery around Tunga area and other markets in the state is a matter of serious concern.
One of the customers on the Automated Teller Machine Mr. Emmanuel blame Niger state government for lack of proper awareness on the danger of the Corona virus.
In his word “some people still did not believe that their is Corona virus if you talk to them, they said is a scam by government to syphon money.”
Mr. Emmanuel who said most of the ATM machines are not working, added that any one that dispenses cash, people will rush to that side.
He advised government to continue to sensitize people on the danger of COVID 19 to enable them keep distancing where ever they find themselves.
At the Kure ultramodern market, social distancing was totally absent as commuters were having free entrance and exit, no hand sanitizer as promised by the Chairman taskforce on COVID 19. Alhj Ibrahim Matani, who doubles as Secretary to the state government.
Nobody cares who touches his or her shoulder in market, all they are after is to make money that will sustain them for another three days before another free moving day amidst Lock down in the state.