The Police Command in Yobe has said its tailoring unit has begun the production of 3,000 face masks for its operatives in the state.
This according to the Police Commissioner in the state, CP Yahaya Sahabu, is part of efforts to flag off the ‘Mask for all’ campaign.
He said the campaign is to ensure all its personnel wears face masks while in public in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Sahabu, who was addressing journalists in Damaturu, the state capital, said the compulsory wearing of face masks would be applicable to all police officers in the headquarters and other police formations, including divisions and outposts across the state.
“As a matter of fact, every serving police officer in Yobe state must, from today, wear his face mask.
“COVID-19 pandemic is a very serious problem, a serious danger to humanity so, we have to stand up and fight it.“Face masks for all campaign is not just for police personnel but for the entire citizens. We are using the police as an example,” the police commissioner said.
He said it was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive for mandatory wearing of face masks in public places by all Nigerians in addition to other health measures.
Sahabu said that the police tailoring unit had produced 1,500 pieces of face masks as the first batch for the police personnel, while another 1,500 pieces would come as the second batch.
“At the end of the day, we want to make sure that all police personnel in Yobe, from constable up to the commissioner, must wear face masks,” he said.