Drama as NCDC Authorities leave Kogi after Gov Bello demanded coronavirus test

Drama as NCDC Authorities leave Kogi after Gov Bello demanded coronavirus test 1 IMG 20200508 081229

Authorities of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) have left Kogi State after supposedly declining to be tried for COVID-19.

The delegation was sent to the State on Thursday to support the State’s ability in the battle against the pandemic.

Notwithstanding, they came back to Abuja, after Governor Yahaya Bello requested that they go into isolation and get ready to be tested.

Kogi Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo tweet on his official twitter handle What the Kogi State Governor did today with the @NCDCgov should be archived for future governors and generations to study.

It was a lesson in leadership, an uncommon demonstration of determination to defend the integrity of the people. I am proud of GYB.


In an announcement, Kogi Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, thought about whether NCDC was hiding anything.

“So NCDC will have a lot to explain as to why its officials refused to test for COVID-19.

How can we be sure of their status? What are their fears? Why did NCDC send people who are afraid of tests to our State? What was their intention?

“The officials that came have done an integrity blow to the works of the NCDC. Is there something they are hiding? It is high time NCDC opened up and apologized to the good people of Kogi State.

How will they encourage people to test when their own officials are afraid of test? This is sad,” part of the statement read.

Kogi and Cross River States are the only two Nigerian States without confirmed cases of coronavirus.

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