Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state had ordered the leader of the officials of the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Andrew Noah as well as other NCDC officials to go into isolation at the state quarantine centre for fourteen days or leave the state immediately if they refused.
The NCDC officials have reportedly fled Kogi state shortly after the governor gave the order.
The governor gave the order Thursday night when the visiting NCDC official shook hands with the state Director of Protocol while exchanging microphone after speaking to introduce his team to the audience. The governor said that the step was to ensure that the laid down procedure of checkmating the scourge by NCDC is strictly followed.
Governor Yahaya Bello while addressing the officials said in part, “Our people are adequately sensitised in all languages and locations throughout the state about Covid-19. As much as practicable Kogites now observe social distancing, handwashing and other protocols for prevention of infection.
“The Kogi State Ministry of Health has deployed health personnel to all the 239 Wards of the State, 2 focal persons per ward, who constantly sensitize the people on the dangers of the virus, communicate news or even rumours of suspected cases to the incident committee or task force for investigation and also assist in contact tracing”.