Coronavirus: Governor Ganduje admits Kano state is in trouble

Akor Joseph in Kano

The Governor of Kano state  Abdullahi Ganduje  has blamed the massive outbreak of coronavirus  in the State to the delay in testing suspected cases, lamenting that the in trouble following the uncontrollable spread of the virus.

Penpushing reports that, it is  recalled that hundreds of people are reportedly dying in the State on a daily basis, with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC),  stating that the victims may have been killed by coronavirus.

The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar on Monday. said this on Sunday during the presentation of a mobile COVID-19 Testing Centre donated to the state by Aliko Dangote.

“There is no doubt that Kano is in trouble. And there is no doubt that we started on a shaky foundation. When samples were taken to Abuja for 7 hours and came back again in 7 hours, that was the shaky foundation I am talking about’.

“We then lodged our complaint to President Muhammadu Buhari, who ordered for the establishment of a Testing Centre at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, which after take-off was shut down for some days if not weeks. That was what escalated the transmission of the disease up to community transmission.”

Penpushing also reports that, Ganduje  however, assured that with the coming back of the AKTH Testing Centre, the addition of Bayero University that has the capacity of testing about 200 samples per day and the Mobile Testing Centre of 400 samples capacity donated by Dangote, the State was making headway in facing the situation squarely.


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