– Efforts to send NCDC officials who visited Kogi state on isolation has been rejected
– The NCDC officials had visited Governor Yahaya Bello to ascertain the COVID-19 status of Kogi state
– The governor said the officials will be in quarantine for 14 days but the officials rejected the idea and returned to Abuja.
Legit.ng reported Officials of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) sent to ascertain the COVID-19 status of Kogi have left the state to avoid being sent on isolation and subjected to the COVID-19 test. The officials of the NCDC had in a meeting with Governor Yahaya Bello said they were sent to Kogi to assist the state in responding to the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Addressing journalists on the issue, the Kogi state commissioner for information and communication, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, said the NCDC should come hard on its officials for violating its rules.
His words: “NCDC quarantined the Chinese professionals that came to give them technical support and also took their samples for test. It is a normal practice and protocol set by NCDC. “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 sent people who are afraid of test to our state? What was their intention?