No COVID-19 case in Kogi, State Govt insists
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)’s record of two cases of COVID-19 patients in Kogi on Wednesday has been rejected by the state government, insisting that there was no such case in the state.
Kogi State Commissioner of Health, Saka Haruna Audu announced this rejection on Thursday morning.
He said Kogi State government had developed “full testing capacity” and “conducted hundreds of tests” which returned negative.
Audu noted that the state would not accept “fictitious COVID-19 claims”, the commissioner said:
“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 case of COVID-19 will be vehemently rejected.”
The NCDC in its data released for Wednesday, May 27, said two cases of the virus were recorded in Kogi State.
Before the Wednesday data, Kogi and Cross River states had remained the only two states in Nigeria without any record of the dreaded virus.