Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Kogi state Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has ordered the leader of the officials of the National Centre for Disea fuse Control,NCDC, Dr Andrew Noah to go into isolation at the state quarantine centre.
Bellon gave the order last 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 proceeding of checkmating the scourge by NCDC is strictly followed.
The National Centre for Disease Control,NCDC has sent a delegation of rapid response team to ascertain the true status of Kogi as a covid-19 free state.
Earlier the team led by Dr Noah Andrew had arrived the Lugard house seat of the state government to present a letter titled “Deployment of rapid response squad to help in fighting Covid-19,” said that the mission of the centre was to provide logistics to all states of the Federation of which Kogi cannot be left out.
He said that two members of the team would be left behind to help the state and support her efforts of the state government already in place.
“we are here to support the state in shipping swab and samples and ascertian the preparedness of the state in fighting Covid-19.
He urged Government and people to observe social distancing and use face mask at all times as part of the measures to fight the scourge.
Speaking shortly after receiving the letter, governor Bello outlined steps taken so far by the state to fight the covid-19 pandemic.
He said that the state is highly experienced in fighting infectious diseases such as Lassa fever, malaria and the experience have been brought to bear on fighting Covid-19.
“So far Kogi state has had 100 percent recovery rate of all infectious diseases since 2017 owing to measures put in place by the squadron committee set up to fight the disease.
spite of the widespread death the world over,we in Kogi has had no confirmed case even though there are many false alarm which turned out to be false,we have put all it takes in place to check any eventuality.
Kogi state is highly experienced in treating infectious diseases bcos of high laser fever incident,that is why it’s able to combat covid-19.
“We have been able to sensitive our people on all languages spoken in the state.All 239 wards have been sensitised,3 modern isolation Cen