Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said they don’t the COVID-19 vaccine in the state, as they have “more serioust” issues to tackle.
Bello made this statement while he appeared on ‘Politics Today’, a Channels Television programme, on Friday.
The governor, who has repeatedly denied the existence of Coronavirus in his state, said COVID-19 is the “minute aspect” of what the state is currently addressing, adding that Kogi is tackling diseases like Yellow Fever and Lassa Fever, without much noise about its efforts.
“COVID-19 is not our business in Kogi state. We have more prominent issues, more pertinent issues, more serious matters that we are attending to in Kogi state,” he said.
“Insecurity that we met, we’ve tackled it and several others. Disunity, we met it on ground and we have united Kogi state, not COVID-19.
“COVID-19 is just a minute aspect of what we’re treating in Kogi state or handling in Kogi state. There have been outbreaks of Lassa Fever, Yellow Fever — those we handled without making noise about it”, he said.