Well all know that the covid-19 has hit the whole world and many could tried are still looking for possible ways to get out of their poor economics situations causes by the effect of the pandemic.
The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, had come out to say that he doesn't believe in the Covid-19 in Nigeria, as he passovea a political undertone. He spoke about the N1.1 billion support fund which his state government rejected from World Bank based on his belief that the Covid-19 is a 'glorified malaria.'
Notwithstanding, he admitted that Kogi State Government received N 1 billion from the Federal Government to help tackle the effects of the Covid-19 in the state. This, he said while fielding questions on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday which was monitored by newsmen.
Newsmen had beforehand reported that the World Bank approved $114.28 million to assist Nigeria in boosting it's covid-19 capacity response. This fund is expected to be distributed among the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to help containing the spread of the covid-19.
Governor Yahaya Bello Said, " , “I rejected the World Bank fund because I do not believe in COVID-19. Even the five cases reported in Kogi State is an NCDC creation. “Go and check records. Kogi State is the only state that refused to sign that document for N1.1bilion because I don’t believe in COVID. N500million has been disbursed, Kogi State did not receive and I refused to receive and I rejected it. "I refused to sign because it is a one-sided agreement.”
He explained the reason why he received the grant from Federal Government and rejected that of the World Bank, saying that he economy of Kogi State was affected, though he claimed they didn't have any covid-19 cases in the state, and they accepted the fund from Federal Government because it was released to assist every state, which they couldn't reject.
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