By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has stated that the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) can now understudy the state’s success in managing COVID-19.
Governor Yahaya Bello disclosed this on Friday while speaking to journalists at the Eid ground in Agasa, Okene Local Government Area of Kogi state.
Speaking on recent visit of NCDC, the governor said the state under his leadership has had a robust partnership with the agency over the years.
He said their coming to Kogi State now that ban on interstates travel has been lifted would afford the Disease Control Agency an opportunity to understudy the state’s success in managing infectious diseases particularly the COVID-19 which he said “the state is truly yet to record any case”.
He however charged the people to continue to adhere to all the safety protocols, ensure that they lived an healthy and hygienic lifestyle while they also key in to all the Federal Government’s empowerment and economic programmes.
On security, Bello said he will lead security agents in the coming days to smoke out criminals from their hideouts.
He added that his administration would not rest on its oars until all criminal elements operating along the Lokoja-Abuja as well as Okene-Lokoja highways are crushed.
Bello however urged people of the state to remain law-abiding and engage themselves in productive endeavours.