Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor

LOKOJA– Bight News correspondent reports that the Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna, has said the state is under pressure to announce that it has COVID-19 cases where there is none

The Health commissioner made the claims public in a statement issued on Thursday in Lokoja, the State capital.

Dr. Haruna however, said the state would not concur to the pressure.

The statement followed a report, which claimed that four persons suspected to be COVID-19 patients had died at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja in the last one week.

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He said that as the state commissioner for health, a member of the Governing Board of the FMC Lokoja, and also the incident manager for COVID-19 in the state, he is yet to be informed of any claimed cases.

“There is also a representative of the FMC Lokoja in the state’s squadron against COVID-19 /Lassa fever and never for once was any such case raised in our meetings.

The commissioner alleged that the aim of those putting pressure on the state was to politicise the situation as they are not happy that the current administration has been scored high by local and international observers on health care.

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“First and foremost, it is imperative that the public realise that there is no state government that can deliberately put her people in harm’s way for whatever political reason and the current administration has been scored high by local and international observers on health. We have and will continue to put the health of our people as first priority.” The Commissioner added.

 

 

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