NCDC and Kogi State
The Kogi State government has again rejected the record of the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC about the confirmation of Coronavirus cases in the state.
In the NCDC’s update of the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus, Kogi State was reported to have one new confirmed case of the virus bring the total number of confirmed cases in the state to three.
However, the state government has disagreed as usual, insisting that there is no confirmed case of coronavirus in the state.
The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna in a Facebook post maintained that the state is not aware of the recently announced confirmed case of Coronavirus.
Haruna stressed that the confirmation and announcement of the index and second cases remain a news and an amazement to the government, this same which also goes for the third case reported by the Centre.
The Commissioner wondered where and when the tests that confirmed the three reported cases in Kogi State were done without the state government knowing about it.
The latest NCDC update on the Coronavirus status across Nigeria revealed that 348 cases were newly confirmed, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 11,166.
In the NCDC updates for yesterday, Lagos state which is the nation’s Coronavirus epic centred has 163 new cases, Abuja 76, River State 21, while Niger, Nasarawa, and Delta States had eight cases each.
Enugu had six new cases and Gombe, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo and Bauchi States had five cases each as well. For Anambra, Kogi, Plateau and Osun it was one confirmed case each.
The Kogi State governmen has always disputed the NCDC’s record of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria, especially in the state. The Governor of the State, Yahaya Bello has consistently refused that Coronavirus is present in his state, while accusing the NCDC of commercialising the pandemic in Nigeria.