Kogi State government has rejected the result making the rounds of two positive cases of coronavirus in the State.
In a statement yesterday evening, May 27, the State commissioner of health, Dr. Saka Haruna Audu said that the 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.”
The commissioner said that the state government would continue to enjoin the people to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic into the State.
He called on the people not to “give 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.”