👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
The Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has said that there are much more pressing issues in the state than Covid-19.
Governor Bello, who was elected for a second term on 19 November, 2019, stated he was not concerned about the deadly disease, as there were “more pertinent issues and more pertinent matters that we are attending to in Kogi State.
“Insecurity we met, we’ve tackled it and several others. Disunity we met on ground and we have united Kogi State today.”
Governor Bello said that “COVID-19 is just a minute aspect of what we are treating or handling in Kogi State; there have been outbreaks of Lassa Fever and Yellow Fever and those were handled without making noise about it.
“The last Yellow Fever (outbreak), we vaccinated out people against Yellow Fever, we encouraged them, we educated them and they felt the impact.”
The statement which made by the Governor as vaccine is expected to arrive in Nigeria, made allowances for those who want treatment in Kogi to be able to get it.
The Governor, who may have intentions to become the next President of Nigeria, and has denied there were any Covid-19 cases in his state, finally gave in saying: “if the Federal Government is gracious enough and give us COVID-19 vaccines, we will equally sensitise our people, people who wish to come and take can come and take.”
However, he stated he would not “subject the people of Kogi State to vaccines or vaccination and I will not make them the guinea pigs.”
Neither is he willing to take it for himself, he said: “As far as I am concerned, I as a person, I don’t need to take vaccines. There is nothing wrong with me, I am hale and hearty. I am 100 per cent healthy…I won’t take any vaccine.”