COVID-19: Buhari govt has relinquished Kano State – Gov Ganduje


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The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has blamed the Federal Government for not helping the state in its present circumstance.

Ganduje said that the Federal Government has surrendered the state in the battle against COVID-19 attacking the state.

Ganduje made the charge in a meeting with the BBC Hausa Service on Monday in Kano.

The representative said that the Presidential Taskforce drove by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, has not bolstered working together with the state Task Force regarding checking the spread of the sickness.

”The Nigeria Center for Disease Control COVID – 19 testing research facility at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital has been closed for nearly 7 days and we can’t lead the test and send to Abuja for investigation.

“The Presidential Taskforce is yet to take care of this in spite of my protests, ” Ganduje revealed to BBC Hausa.

He further uncovered that the state has applied to the Federal Government for N15bn to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Governor uncovered that the NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu , was in Kano a week ago and saw the circumstance yet the state was at this point to hear any reaction as far as the middle and any help.

Asked whether has in contact with the President on the issue, Ganduje said Mustapha, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, have been educated.

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