Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of abandoning the state in its current situation.
The Kano State Governor noted that the Federal Government is not helping the state in the fight against Coronavirus.
Governor Ganduje stated this in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on Monday in Kano.
He claimed that the Presidential Taskforce led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, is not working with the state Task Force
“The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control COVID -19 testing laboratory at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital has been shut for almost a week and we are not able to conduct the test and send to Abuja for analysis.”
“The Presidential Taskforce is yet to do anything about this despite my complaints,” Ganduje told BBC Hausa.
He added that the state has applied to the Federal Government for N15bn to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ganduje revealed that the Director-General of NDCD, Chikwe Ihekweazu, was in the state last week and saw the situation in the state.
However, no response has been received from NCDC in terms of the centre and any support.
Asked whether has got in touch with the President on the issue, Ganduje said Mustapha, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, have been informed.