KOGI State Governor Yahaya Bello on Tuesday said the dread of Coronavirus kills quicker than the infection itself.
As indicated by him, an infection that has killed 510,909 individuals worldwide as of Tuesday was an “imported” ailment that was “constrained on individuals” to shorten their life expectancy.
The Governor couldn’t help but contradict the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) over the demise of the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah.
Ajanah kicked the bucket on Sunday at the Gwagwalada COVID-19 Isolation Center.
His interment, which occurred at Gudu Cemetery, Abuja, was directed in consistence with the COVID-19 internment convention set by the NCDC.
Bello had blamed the NCDC for making up numbers that were neither right nor radiated from the state.
Talking at the third-day supplication for the late Chief Judge on Tuesday, he asked the individuals not to surrender to fear.
He portrayed the COVID-19 as more regrettable than banditry, rebellion and slaughter set up, including that it was counterfeit, yet tragically offered to Nigerians.
He said Justice Ajanah passed on normally, and encouraged the individuals not to ascribe his demise to whatever else as seems to be “being implied by specific people for political and fiendish purposes”.
The governor in his own words said: “Do not give in to fear and evil of the issues of COVID-19. It is a disease that has been imported, propagated and forced on the people for no just cause.
“Nothing kills faster than fear. I urge you all not to accept cut and paste as COVID-19.
“It is only out to create fear, panic and pandemic, orchestrated to reduce and shorten the lifespan of the people.
“Whether medical experts and scientists believe it or not, COVID-19 is out to shorten the lifespan of the people. It is a disease propagated by force for Nigerians to accept.”
Bello portrayed the late Ajanah as a sound law specialist and an admirer of harmony. He supplicated Allah to give him Aljanah Firdaus.
Ajanah’s demise followed that of Kogi Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga, who passed on June 21 after a short sickness.
In May, Kogi State dismissed two instances of Coronavirus announced by the NCDC.
“Kogi State till this exact second is COVID-19 free. We have built up the full testing limit and have led many tests so far which have returned negative,” Commissioner for Health Saka Audu, said.
Kogi affirmed a plot to mandatorily report COVID-19 cases in the state.
It banished a NCDC group from directing COVID-19 tests in the state, demanding that it had led over a hundred tests that all turned out negative.
The senator had requested that the authorities leave the state or go on a 14-day isolation.