Odaudu Joel Minister tasks NCDC to be transparent on alleged kogi COVID-19 cases



A public commentator, based in Abuja, Odaudu Joel Minister, has called on the Nigeria center for Disease Control, (NCDC), to let the people know how it came about the two newly registered confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kogi State.

The NCDC had on Wednesday declared that two persons have tested positive for coronavirus in kogi state. The state is one of the two states in Nigeria that are yet to record any active case of the virus until NCDC declaration of Wednesday.

In a statement posted on his Facebook account on Thursday, Minister tasked the NCDC to declare where the samples were collected and Where the tests were conducted.

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Precisely, Minister, a former senior special Assistant on New media to Governor Yahaya Bello, said that the people of Nigeria and Kogi state in particular would like to know where in Kogi State the two cases are domiciled, tested and confirmed.

Speaking further he said “Where are the two newly registered cases admitted? Can they be found in any isolation centre in Kogi State?

“Moreover, we are cognizant of the fact that at the State level, the Commissioner for Health is saddled with the responsibility of making the announcement of confirmed cases public. Is that the case in Kogi?

“Is Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Haruna Audu aware of this development before NCDC’s announcement?

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“Can the NCDC work in isolation and get the desired result without the collaboration of the Kogi State Ministry of Health and the Commissioner in charge of the Ministry?

“Inasmuch as I have never doubted the veracity of the existence of Coronavirus pandemic, I am very skeptical about the daily increasing figures of infected persons being publicized by the NCDC on our various media platforms.

“Until gratifying and incontrovertible answers are provided to the number of quizzes ventilated here, I’ll keep considering the daily gibbous COVID-19 figures from the NCDC a gargantuan facade as well as the minimum agenda of a microscopic cabal of hyper-pleonectic money-grubbing defalcators and pathological heisters within the system who set to grab and share humongous COVID-19 largess commensurate with the figures they keep bulging which will emanate from relevant international agencies soon.

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