COVID-19: Kogi Accuses FG, NCDC Of Manipulating Results
The Kogi State Government has accused the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of bringing machines that had been programmed to record positive COVID-19 cases only to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.
The state government made the accusation in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, on Wednesday.
He said sample collection materials had been infected with COVID-19 and warned residents to be wary of accessing treatment at the FMC, Lokoja.
The commissioner stated: “Our people should be careful in accessing health care at FMC, Lokoja for now. The institution has become an incubation point for breeding false Covid-19 cases.
“Both the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC are not trusted and we have every reason not to ever believe their commercial efforts against COVID-19.”
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Meanwhile, Fanwo disclosed that the state government has created mobile courts to try violators of the lockdown imposed in the Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area.
The lockdown followed confirmation of two cases of COVID-19 in the area by the NCDC last week.
Fanwo, explained that the decision to lock down the council was to ensure effective containment of the alleged outbreak of the disease in the area.
He urged the people to fully comply with the lockdown rules as violators would be arrested and tried by the mobile courts deployed in different parts of the council.
“We urge our people to persevere and obey all the rules of the lockdown which are in their best interest. We shall overcome this phase and come out stronger as a people,” he added.