Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, has said that 90 percent of the noise about coronavirus in Nigeria is politically and economically motivated.
According to him, the reported spread of coronavirus in Nigeria is full of lies and an avenue for political office holders and corrupt officials to embezzle and steal the nation’s resources.
The governor, in a video posted last month on his verified Facebook page, while denying rumours that he tested positive to the virus said: “I can assure you, 90 percent noise about COVID-19 is political and economic financial material thing.
“There are a lot of lies, politics about COVID-19, I will not play with that. I will not play with my people’s life or pretend and steal money because of this so-called . Please, stay safe.
“Please stay at home and stay safe. I got NO Covid. It’s fake news. People of Kogi State, I love you all. Don’t mind the political aspect of COVID-19, maximum of 21 days, COVID-19 will disappear.
“Don’t panic, if you have catarrh (fluid), take hot water with garlic, ginger, lemon, lime and steam yourself, you will be good.
“I’m good, strong, hale and hearty. If COVID-19 comes to Kogi State, you have a governor who will combat and defeat the idiot.”