The Taraba state government has approved the proposed lockdown which was to commence on the 2nd April 2020 to now take effect from the 3rd April 2020. This is to allow Tarabans to buy and stock food and other essential commodities that they need.

The change in date for the lockdown was contained in a press release from the office of the Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu on the directive of the Governor.

The release states that in the spirit of Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku’s desire to ensure that the pains of the lockdown are drastically reduced for our people, he has approved that the lockdown will now take effect from Friday, April 3rd 2020 at 11:00pm.

This means that people can still use Friday to buy and stock food and other essential commodities that they need.

It says that there will be no Juma’at prayers and Sunday Church Services as previously announced and that the government is appealing to the good people of Taraba State to support its decision on the issue to enable us to have a healthy society.

It says the Government is also appealing to security agencies to adhere to this new directive and operate within the confines of the law and that all security agencies should ensure strict compliance.