Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has said the state is in trouble due to the exploding rate of coronavirus spread.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, the governor said this while speaking at the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre donated by the Dangote Foundation.
Ganduje blamed the delay in testing suspected cases as responsible for the exploding number of coronavirus infections in the state.
The governor said the absence of functional testing centres in the state worsened the sitaution
Ganduje was quoted as saying, “There is no doubt that Kano is in trouble. And there is no doubt that we started on a shaky foundation. When samples were taken to Abuja for 7 hours and came back again in 7 hours, that was the shaky foundation I am talking about.
“We then lodged our complaint to President Muhammadu Buhari, who ordered for the establishment of a Testing Centre at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, which after take-off was shut down for some days if not weeks. That was what escalated the transmission of the disease up to community transmission.
“But with the coming back of the AKTH Testing Centre and the addition of Bayero University, Kano that has the capacity of testing about 200 samples per day now, with the coming of Dangote Mobile Testing Centre of 400 samples capacity, we are making headway in facing the crisis squarely.”