Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Thursday accused these in positions of authority of enjoying video games with Nigerians by COVID-19 illness, which he insists is just not new within the nation.
He mentioned this whereas addressing members of the Council of Trustees (BoT) of the Sir Amadu Bello Memorial Basis, who paid him a courtesy name on the Authorities Home in Lokoja.
Whereas stressing that playing has had a adverse affect on Nigerians, Bello suggested that the federal government ought to quite be exporting facial masks thus giving employment alternatives for Nigerians.
His phrases: “Let’s cease this sport.” Nigerians are struggling. As an alternative of blocking it with its adverse attendant results on folks, why can’t we flip it into employment alternatives; do you present garments for facial masks to be exported to these nations which have the illness?
“Covid-19 is just not a brand new illness in our local weather. Now we have our personal approach of treating it and that’s what we should exploit, quite than subjecting our folks to hardship, starvation and hunger by blockchain.” .
The governor mentioned it was mistaken for anybody to attribute the dying of Kogi’s chief justice, Decide Nasir Ajanah to COVID-19 when he was in control of his well being since 2016.
He mentioned the issues that led to his dying have been attributable to his incapability to entry medical care because of the blockage.
“We all know his medical historical past; he was my brother. We all know we’ve been managing it since 2016, however this time, it was fully remoted; nobody was even allowed to talk to him till he died. We can’t afford to play with the lives of Nigerians This should cease, ”Bello added.
Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, the secretary of the Council Council of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Basis, has requested the state governments to implement their legal guidelines with stricter penalties to the perpetrators of those heinous acts.
The delegation introduced 30,000 face masks to the federal government and the folks of the State, and signaled public consciousness in opposition to rape and different types of gender-based violence in Nigeria.