Senator Barau Jibrin representing Kano North Senatorial District has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assist Kano State financially, to enable it control the rising spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, Jibrin stressed the need for the Federal Government to assist the state government with funds, equipment and additional testing facilities.
The lawmaker said the assistance would enable the state to meet the challenges posed by the spread of the virus.
He noted that the financial assistance would help Kano, other states in Northern Nigeria and the country in general,because of the strategic role the state plays in the life of the nation.
He noted that the Federal Government assisted Lagos State, throwing its weight and resources behind it, due to its strategic importance to the country.
Jibrin said that with the alarming rate of the spread of COVID-19, it became imperative for President Buhari to help Kano state overcome the threat of the pandemic.