The Government of Kogi State has rejected the index cases of COVID 19 in the state announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, insisting that the state had yet to record any case of the pandemic.
In a press statement on Wednesday, the commissioner for health in the state, Dr. Saka Haruna Audu, described the claim as a fallacy.
“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,” he said.
Adding that “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.
The commissioner said any attempt to force the state to announce any non existing case of the virus will be resisted
“Any attempt to force us to announce a case of Covid-19 will be vehemently rejected,” he said.
The DAILY VENDOR reports that the NCDC had on Wednesday announced that two index cases were recorded in Kogi State.