Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has insisted that there is no COVID-19 saying that the late Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasiru Ajanah did not die of COVID-19 but that he died a natural death.
Speaking on Tuesday in Lokoja at a 3-day fidau prayer for the repose of the late Justice Ajanah, Governor Bello urged citizens of the state not to live in fear stressing that COVID-19 was imported into the country and forced on the people.
He said that the late Justice Ajanah died a natural death, and urged the people to ignore rumours that his death was as a result of COVID-19.
Bello who maitained his earlier position on the non existence of the dreaded pandemic, said the death of the Justice Ajanah was not caused by anything other than natural as is been insinuated in some quarters for political and mischief purposes.
He also alleged that the disease is artificial but unfortunately marketed and sold to Nigerians as he described it as worst than banditry, Boko Haram and genocide.
Gov. Bello advised citizens not to give in to fear and evil of the issues of COVID-19, saying it is a disease that has been imported, propagated and forced on the people for no just cause.
“Nothing kills faster like fear, people should not accept cut and paste, COVID-19 is only out to create fear, panic, pandemic, it is a disease orchestrated to reduce and shorten the lifespan of the people.
“Whether Medical experts and Scientist, believe it or not, COVID-19 is out to shorten the lifestyle of the people, it is a disease propagated by force for Nigerians to accept”.
The governor described the late jurist as a brain, jurist per excellence and a lover of peace and prayed Almighty Allah to grant him Aljanah firdaus.