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I want low numbers of COVID-19 cases, but not fake ones – El-Rufai

I want low numbers of COVID-19 cases, but not fake ones – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has revealed that it is his wish to see Kaduna report low number of Covid-19 cases, but will not manipulate the records to achieve the purpose.

The governor revealed this while replying a Twitter user identified as Jibrin Ibrahim who insinuated that Governors, in the bid to maintain low number of Covid-19 cases, go the extra miles of doctoring the records.

“NUMBERS GAME Every evening NCDC releases #COVID19 numbers, what do they mean? Samples are sent to labs by task forces controlled by State Governors. The labs can only test what they are given. He who controls the sample set controls the numbers. Governors want low numbers,” Jibrin said.

In his reply, Gov. El-Rufai said: “You are partly right, sir. But not all states want ‘fake’ low numbers. FCT, Kaduna & Lagos States at least are actively tracing contacts because we want RIGHT numbers of those infected – to test, trace contacts & treat them. We want to save lives not have unexplained deaths.”

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