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Fear, killing Nigerians not COVID-19 – Kogi Gov

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KOGI State Governor, Yahaya Bello has expressed reservations over deaths attributed to COVID-19 pandemic, accusing some politicians of playing games with the Kogi people.

  The governor disclosed this while receiving the Board of Trustees of Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation at the Government House in Lokoja, the state capital yesterday.

  According to Bello, COVID-19 is a scam deployed to generate profits by benefiting individuals at the expense of the poor masses.

“Coronavirus is not new, it was not in 2019 that coronavirus was detected. Coronavirus has been in existence for ages,” the governor pointed out, insisting that his position on COVID-19 in Kogi State has not changed any bit.

  Continuing, “I don’t want to believe the language of mutation, coronavirus behaving like a chameleon by changing to white today and black tomorrow.

Today, what is killing Nigerians is the fear and panic of coronavirus. Very, unfortunately, some leaders and the press are helping to propagate this against our people. This is a crime against humanity.”

  Reacting to the death of the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, the governor noted that Kogi State government has been working with the late jurist on his health even before the advent of COVID-19 pandemic.

  According to him, the global impact of the virus made it impossible for Justice Ajanah to have access to his regular medical checks.

  The governor regretted that the ex-Chief Judge was so isolated before his death, lamenting the media reports on him.

  It will be recalled that  Kogi State Government overtime has refused to fully align  with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on the number of cases in the state, insisting that there is no COVID-19 case in the north-central state.

  Governor Bello’s recent refuting comes a week after Justice Ajanah passed away in Abuja with some sources pinning his death on COVID-19 related complications.

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