Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has directed state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice to prepare an executive order for the enforcement of Compulsory use d face mask throughout the state.
This followed the surge in number of Covid 19 confirmed cases in parts of the state.
The directive is contained in a statement signed and issued to Newsmen in Minna by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Mrs Mary Noel Berje.
According to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello the order will take effect from Monday the first of February twenty twenty one.
The statement however quoted the Governor as saying that lockdown is not an option for now due to current economic hardship.
Alh Abubakar Sani Bello added that use of face mask will be made compulsory while mobile court to prosecute those flouting the directive will be established.