The Kogi state government rejected the new data just 24 hours after the Nigeria Center for Disease Center (NCDC) disclosed that two reported cases of COVID-19 were registered in Kogi.
Recall that in its data released for Wednesday, May 27, NCDC said two cases of Coronavirus were reported in Kogi state which had been free of the disease until now.
Kogi State Government
Reacting to the new state via a press release, the Kogi State Health Commissioner, Saka Haruna Audu said the state government has established “absolute testing ability” and “hundreds of tests” which have come back negative.
The government says they would not be party to any ”fictitious COVID-19 claims
“Kogi State till this very moment is Covid-19 free. We have developed full testing capacity and have conducted hundreds of tests so far which have come back negative.
We have also continued to insist that we will not be a party to any fictitious COVID-19 claims which is why we do not recognise any COVID-19 test conducted by any Kogite outside the boundaries of the State except those initiated by us.
Any attempt to force us to announce a COVID-19 case will be vehemently turned down. “he said.
The commissioner has asked state residents to continue taking all appropriate measures to prevent the disease from spreading.