The Kogi State Government says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), lied when it announced on Wednesday night that the state has recorded two index cases of COVID-19.
The State commissioner for health, Dr. Saka Haruna Audu, rejected the results in a press statement, describing the NCDC claim as a fallacy.
Audu said, “Kogi State till this very moment is COVID-19 free. We have developed full testing capacity and have conducted hundreds of tests so far which have returned negative.
“We have also continued to insist that we 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 Kogite outside the boundaries of the State except those initiated by us.
“Any attempt to force us to announce a case of COVID-19 will be vehemently rejected.”
The NCDC had on Wednesday confirmed that two index cases were recorded in Kogi, bringing the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 8,733.