Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said the late Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasir Ajana, did not die of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Speaking at the third-day prayers for the late Ajana on Tuesday, Bello said the judge died of another ailment which he refused to reveal. He, however, described the late judge as a jurist who was dedicated to his work and a lover of peace.
The governor alleged that COVID-19 is an artificial creation that is unfortunately sold to Nigerians and the rest of the world to cause fear and panic.
He also described the pandemic as worst than banditry, Boko Haram, and genocide, adding that the state is free of COVID-19.
Bello 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”.
“Nothing kills faster than fear, urging 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.”