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Friday, May 8, 2020

We’re under pressure to announce false COVID-19 cases — Kogi

                 Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello
                 
The Kogi State Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello for Health, Dr Saka Haruna, has said the state is feeling the pressure to announce that it has COVID - 19 situations where there is none .

The commissioner made the cases in an announcement on Thursday .

He , notwithstanding, said the state would not surrender to the weight .

The announcement followed a report , which guaranteed that four people suspected to be COVID - 19 patients had passed on at the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja over the last one week .

He said that as the state commissioner for health, an individual from the Governing Board of the FMC Lokoja , and furthermore the occurrence administrator for COVID - 19 in the state , he still couldn't seem to be educated regarding any asserted cases .

"There is also a representative of the FMC Lokoja in the state ’ s squadron against COVID - 19 / Lassa fever and never for once was any such case raised in our meetings.
The commissioner alleged that the aim of those putting pressure on the state was to politicise the situation as they are not happy that the current administration has been scored high by local and international observers on health care.

The commissioner asserted that the point of those putting pressure on the state was to politicize the circumstance as they are upset that the present administration has been scored high by local and international spectators on health care services.

In addition, he started , “ First and foremost , it is imperative that the public realise that there is no state government that can deliberately put her people in harm ’s way for whatever political reason and the current administration has been scored high by local and international observers on health. We have and will continue to put the health of our people as first priority.

“ We have been in an annual fight against Lassa fever as the state is located in the Lassa fever belt , recording several cases with regrettable losses . We were first to establish a Biosafety Laboratory for Lassa fever in Nigeria and this year alone we have confirmed 30 cases of Lassa fever that was duly announced. To accuse the state of a cover -up of COVID - 19 cases is mischievous and at best politically inclined .”

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