From  AMEDU JOSEPH, Lokoja

Kogi State, Commissioner of Health , Dr. Saka Audu has disagreed with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s   claim of two existing  cases  of Covid 19 in the state.

The commissioner said that tests not authorized by the state government would be resisted adding that the state has no existing case.

The commissioner in a statement made available to journalists in Lokoja  maintained that the State till this very moment is Covid-19 free, saying that it has developed full testing capacity and have conducted hundreds of tests so far which have returned negative.

Dr Saka  Audu added that the state has also continued to insist that it 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 Kogi person outside the boundaries of the state except those initiated by us.

He said, any attempt to force the state to announce a case of COVID-19 will be vehemently rejected.

“We would continue to enjoin our people to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic into the state and give no 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. The commissioner emphasized.

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