Strike: Kano govt denies banning protests, rallies

The Kano State Government says it has not banned protests and rallies against the removal of fuel subsidy contrary to speculations.


The Commissioner for Information, Umar Faruk, made the clarification in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Friday.


“The state government has not banned protests or rallies against the removal of fuel subsidy in the state,” he said, noting that it was actually the state council of the NLC which suspended the protests to enable Muslims to attend the Friday prayers. 


On the curfew imposed on the state, the commissioner said the order was still in force and advised the people to adhere strictly to it.


“The curfew has not been relaxed as it is being speculated; it is still in force from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.”


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