Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has charged the Presidential Task Force on coronavirus, of not giving Kano state the support it needs to fight Covid-19. 

The Kano state Governor blasted the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, in in his discussion with BBC Hausa Service on Monday April 27.

Ganduje described the present situtation in Kano as “bad and scary” because they solely depend on the testing center which was currently closed down, to tackle the disease. 

He said; 

“We are in a serious problem. I can tell you the situation is really bad and scary. Because what we solely rely upon in fighting the disease is the testing centre.

“This laboratory suspended its operation five or six days ago. There is also a shortage of sample collection equipment. It is not a common equipment that you can go and buy in the market. Those whose samples were collected are still waiting to know their fate.

“The problem (is) with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Even its Director General was in Kano. He spent a night there, but we have not heard from him again. The minister (of health) too knows the laboratory is not working.

“There is serious problem. We have been complaining that Kano needs more than one testing centre, right from the beginning of this (pandemic).”

When asked if Kano state is getting any support from federal government agencies on the fight against coronavirus he said; 

 “Sincerely speaking, we are not getting deserved attention. If these equipment (testing centre) are under our control, we will do our best to make sure it works properly. But we are not getting the needed support and cooperation from from Presidential Task Force on coronavirus.”

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