Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has claimed that coronavirus (COVID-19) is being forced on Nigerians to cause fear and panic.
Mr Bello said this on Tuesday at the third-day prayers for the repose of the soul of the late chief judge of Kogi, Justice Nasir Ajana, who died on Sunday at a hospital in Abuja.
The governor said that, contrary to speculations, Ajana did not die of coronavirus.
He advised citizens “not to give in to fear and evil of the issues of COVID-19”, adding that “it is a disease that has been imported, propagated and forced on the people for no just cause”.
Bello said that nothing kills faster than fear, and urged the people not to accept “cut and paste, as COVID-9 is only out to create fear, panic; 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.”
Bello described the disease as worse than banditry, Boko Haram and genocide put together, adding that it was artificial but unfortunately sold to Nigerians.
Son of the deceased, in his remarks, thanked the state government for their support, describing his father’s death as painful.