By Abdulkadir Bin Abdulmalik
If a State that is yet to record any case of Coronavirus is so prepared, you can imagine how rapidly she will handle a patient if eventually recorded one(God forbid). From inception, Yahaya Bello has displayed unparalleled care for the life and properties of kogites. When insecurity was staring us on the face as a nation, governor Yahaya Bello took a drastic approach, different from others and in 2018, Kogi was awarded second Best secured state in Nigeria. Today, Nigeria is faced with another turbulence situation where a deadly virus has grinded the system to almost a powder-like. Kogi State and Cross River still remain the last States standing. Apart from the fact that, there is no index case yet, Kogi State has 3 isolation centers. One of the center has one hundred bed space.
The state government has also procured a first class testing kits. The governor as well, tastefully increased the hazard allowance of health workers from 30, 000 Naira to 50,000 Naira. These and many more are evident of the fact that, his Excellency Alh Yahaya Bello is proactively prepared for any eventuality but will not manufacture Covid-19 and will never allow anyone no matter how well placed to infect kogites with the virus. Today, it is on record that the Kogi State governor ordered the immediate quarantine of his DG protocol for having handshake with staff of NCDC who were in the state to paid courtesy call on the governor. This action may not be unconnected to the fact that; the NCDC staff came from epicenter,
the NCDC comfirmed that about 4 of her staff are tested positive for Covid-19, hence his DG protocol will remain in quarantine for 14 days after which his blood will be taken for test.
Before these steps, the NCDC, has made a public unprofessional statement that no state in Nigeria will not record a case. As at the time this Statement was made, all states visited by the commission already recorded a case.
Today it is disheartening but also fascinating that those who thinks Kogi is not ready because there's no Isolation centers, testing kits are now lip-sealed on seeing the arrangement by the state government despite no case yet, and when they now chose to speak, in their usual way, they speak gibberish however it's fascinating because governor Yahaya Bello has showcased his readiness to who cares to see as against their malicious onslaught. We must appreciate the war against Covid-19 put in place by the Kogi State government under the leadership of his Excellency Alh Yahaya Bello. The state will not stoop to the unsubstantiated media claims by those who has not visited the state before or either visited for years now but rely on hearsay, phone contact and deceptive pictures.
The governor will continue to prioritize safety of life and prosperities of kogites rather than putting them in danger by making spurious claims for pecuniary purpose.