Kogi State Government (KSG) has rejected the reported COVID-19 cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) , declaring that the state is free of the virus.The state health commissioner, Saka Haruna Audu, stated this in a statement made available to Blueprint on Wednesday which reads;
The statement reads, “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 returned 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 case of Covid-19 will be vehemently rejected.
“We continue to enjoin our people to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic into the State and give no listening ears to rumour peddlers and mischief makers.
“We are more than prepared to secure the life of our people and have no interest in playing politics with their health concerns.”