Only one (1) Sample has been submitted to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) laboratory for corona-virus test from Kogi State, while Cross River State authorities have submitted just seven (7) samples for the same test. These pales in comparison to Lagos, FCT and Kano who have done a combined total of 22,227 as at the time of the report. The health authorities in Cross River and Kogi state have been on a running battle with NCDC concerning the true situation on the Covid-19 pandemic in the two states. Many experts question the possibility of Cross River not having any case of Corona-virus despite having neighboring states and common bordered Republic of Cameron with reported cases.
A situation report released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday May 19, has revealed that Kogi and Cross River states have the lowest figures of samples tested for Coronavirus.
The situation report also revealed that Lagos has carried out the highest number of Coronavirus test with 14,886 samples tested, followed by the FCT and Kano with 4,688 and 2,653 samples respectively.
The latest figures released by the NCDC is coming after Kogi commissioner for information, Kingsley Fanwo alleged that an NCDC team which arrived the state refused to be isolated or have their samples taken for tests.
On May 12, Fanwo said the Kogi state governmeent procured about 5,000 test kits and tested 111 residents, all of which were confirmed negative for COVID-19.