Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has come out to say that his state is not receiving the required support and co-operation from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in the battle against coronavirus.
Ganduje recently revealed that there is a current shortage of sample collection equipment and the laboratory in the state is not functioning.
According to him, Kano is in serious trouble because the present situation in the state is scary and they continue to depend on only one testing centre.
He added that the Minister of Health also knows about the important laboratory that is not functioning but their complaints are yet to be acted upon.
His words, “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,”
“There is also a shortage of sample collection equipment. It is not 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 here but we have not heard from him again.
The Minister of Health is also aware that the laboratory is not functioning.
“There is a serious problem. We have been complaining that Kano needs more than one testing centre, right from the beginning of this.
“Sincerely speaking, we are not getting deserved attention. If these equipment are under our control, we will do our best to make sure it works properly. But we are not getting the needed support and co-operation from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.”