The National Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) today revealed that only one COVID-19 test has been carried out in the state since the outbreak of the pandemic. According to the data provided, Lagos has tested the highest number of persons with 14,886 samples tested, followed by the FCT and Kano with 4,688 and 2,653 samples tested, respectively.
The NCDC had visited Kogi in the first week of May, but the state claimed the agency’s officials fled the state when they were asked to undergo tests for COVID-19. Kingsley Fanwo, Kogi commissioner for information, said the team refused to be isolated or have their samples taken for tests.
Yahaya Bello“It was drama today at the Kogi State Government House as officials of the National Center for Disease Control sent to ascertain the COVID-19 status flee the state,” Fanwo said. “The Officials said they were not ready to be tested for COVID-19 and went back to Abuja. Today, the Governor showed the statesmanship in him once again by appreciating the support of the NCDC and defending the health interests of his people.”