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‘Covid-19 case in Kogi is real and authentic’ – Dino Melaye



Senator Dino Melaye has said that the reports of coronavirus in Kogi state are real and authentic.

He also spoke on the disagreement between the Kogi State Government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) over the announcement of two cases of coronavirus in the state.

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Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kingsley Fanwo, however, disagreed with the centre’s insisting that the state Is free of the coronavirus.

Melaye, in a statement on Saturday, confirmed that one of the cases is from Kabba and the patient personally known to him.

The statement reads:

“I want to announce that the Covid-19 case in Kogi is real and authentic and cannot understand why any responsible government will want to deny and invariably kill her citizens.

“One of the cases is from Kabba and the victim is personally known to me. I cannot be part of those who will play politics with the lives of my people.

“COVID-19 is real but not a death sentence, if handled early enough. Family members of the Kabba victim who got referral to Abuja from Federal Medical Center in Lokoja and all those who had contact with him should please surrender themselves for test so as to curtail the spread.

“Kogi State government must come down from her imaginary high horse and start contact tracing to help curtail the spread. It is illogical to think we will be free with our proximity to affected states. God will hear our cry and heal our land. God bless Okunland! God bless Kogi West! God bless Kogi State.”

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.