News Gombe warns against politicising fight against coronavirus

-

- Advertisment -

Gombe warns against politicising fight against coronavirus

News Gombe warns against politicising fight against coronavirus

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

The Gombe State government on Monday warned against any attempt to politicise the fight against COVID-19 in the state.

In an interview with newsmen in Gombe, Mr Ibrahim Kwami, Gombe Commissioner for Information and Culture, said it had become imperative to caution against such attempts.

Kwami stated that the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on states and countries across the world had made it quite dangerous for anyone to share fake news with political intent about the virus.

According to him, all hands must be on deck in the fight against COVID-19 regardless of political divide because “the virus does not discriminate while killing people.”

“It is unfortunate that in Gombe we politicise everything. Even this issue of the COVID-19 pandemic has been politicised. People look at the government and take things the other way round.

“Many people in the opposition view the successes being recorded by this administration as threats to their political future; therefore they are doing everything to undermine what the government is doing,” he said.

The commissioner said the state government, through the state’s COVID-19 task force, is doing a lot to ensure that community transmission was prevented.

He added that the government is also adequately catering for those whose results had returned positive.

Kwami maintained that the aim of politicising COVID-19 in the state was to discredit the state government and the taskforce.

He said: “Imagine the fake news being circulated that for every positive case, the government gets N10 million.

“There is a trending video where patients in Kwadon Isolation Centre are even saying that the state government is using them as a stock for trade and it is unfortunate because this is not true,” he said.

The commissioner advised anyone circulating fake news for any political reason to jettison such acts, stressing, “this is an issue of life and death and we must not play politics with it.

“We should eschew all bitterness against one another, be it politics or whatever, to join hands to fight this pandemic; otherwise we will one day hold our heads in regret but we don’t pray for that.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent Updates

#BBNaija: Ozo appreciate fans for love, support

Former housemate of Big Brother Naija Reality Show TV Season 5 “Lockdown”, Ozoemena Chukwu a.k.a Ozo, has expressed gratitude...

Major banks moved vast sums of illicit money – investigation

Massive sums of allegedly dirty money have flowed for years through some of the world’s largest banking institutions, said...

Public, private schools resume physical classes in Lagos

Students in Senior Secondary School 2 and Junior Secondary School 3 in both public and primary schools, on Monday,...

Manchester City name new captain after Silva departure

Getty ImagesFernandinho will be Manchester City’s captain for the 2020-21 season, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed.David Silva took the...
- Advertisement -

Group lauds President Buhari on Edo election

The Southern Nigeria Peoples Mandate (SNPM), a political pressure group, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring hitch-free, fair...

WHO endorses protocol for coronavirus herbal medicine trials

World Health OrganizationThe World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed Saturday a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you