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COVID-19: Let us stop this game, Nigerians are suffering – Gov. Yahaya Bello tells politicians

Valentine Chinyem

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, has accused politicians of taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to play games with the livelihood of Nigerians.

Bello said this while hosting members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation on Thursday, who paid him a courtesy visit at the State House in Lokoja.

The Governor advised politicians to create more employment opportunities, adding that the lockdown and stay-at-home order is exposing citizens to more hardship.

He said, “Let us stop this game. Nigerians are suffering. Instead of the lockdown with its attendant negative effects on the people, why can’t we turn it into employment opportunities; providing clothes for face masks to be exported to those countries who have the disease?

“COVID-19 is not a new disease in our clime. We have our own way of treating it and that is what we should be exploiting, rather than subjecting our people to hardship, hunger and starvation through lockdown,” Bello added.

Kogi state currently has four Covid-19 cases.