Officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, have left Kogi State, after refusing to be tested for Covid-19, allegedly.
The Delegation was sent to the State on Thursday, to boost the State’s capacity in the fight against the pandemic.
However, they returned to Abuja, after Governor Yahaya Bello asked them to go into isolation and prepare to be tested.
In a statement, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, wondered if the NCDC is hiding anything.
“So NCDC will have a lot to explain, as to why its Officials refused to test for Covid-19. How can we be sure of their status? What are their fears? Why did NCDC send people who are afraid of tests to our State? What was their intention?
“The Officials that came have done an integrity blow to the works of the NCDC. Is there something they are hiding? It is high time NCDC opened up and apologised to the good people of Kogi State. How will they encourage people to test, when their own Officials are afraid of test? This is sad”, part of the statement read.
Kogi and Cross River States, are the only two Nigerian States without confirmed cases of the coronavirus.