….Says 15 COVID-19 cases in Bauchi came from ‘infection-free’ Cross River
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has said 15 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state came from Calabar, capital of Cross River.
The Cable, citing Channels TV as its source, reports that Governor Bala disclosed this at a press briefing on Wednesday, June 10.
The newspaper notes that in a veiled reference to Governor Ben Ayade, his Cross River state counterpart, Governor Bala said: “I don’t want to join issues with anybody. But I want to tell Nigerians that they are going to be accountable to God.
“There is no need pretending that this thing is not there. We, as leaders, must come out and face the challenges. We in Bauchi, we are not pretending.”
Cross River is the only state where any case of COVID-19 has not been confirmed in the country.
The State Governor, Ayade only yesterday directed public schools to resume by Tuesday, June 16. His directive is already generating reactions across the country given the Federal Government’s position that schools remain shutdown till the country makes headway in containing the rampaging corona virus.