From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has disagreed with the National Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC ) report that the late Kogi Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah died of COVID-19, declaring that the deceased legal luminary died naturally.
Justice Ajanah died on Sunday from complications suspected to be from Covid-19 at Gwagwalada Isolation Centre.
The Governor while speaking at the third day prayers for repose of the soul of late Ajanah on Tuesday also called on the people of the state not to give in to fear saying Covid19 was an importation into the country and forced on the people.
He advised citizens “not to give in to fear and evil of the issues of Covid19”, adding that “it is a diseases that has been imported, propagated and forced on the people for no just cause.”
He pointed out that nothing kills faster than fear, urging the people not to accept “cut and paste, as covid19 is only out to create fear, panic, pandemic, orchestrated to reduce and shorten the lifespan of the people.”
“Whether medical experts and Scientist believe it or not, covid19 is out to shorten the lifestyle of the people, it is a disease propagated by force for Nigerians to accept”.
The Governor described the disease was artificial but unfortunately sold to Nigerians.
He said that the late Chief Judge, Nasiru Ajanah died a natural death, urging the people not to attribute his death to anything other than natural as is been insinuated by certain persons for political and mischief purposes.
The governor described the late jurist as a brain, jurist per excellence and a lover of peace, prayed Almighty Allah to grant him Aljanah fridau.
Earlier in a sermon, Justice Nurudeen Khalifa, urged Nigerians to live a life of emulation, pointing out that every man has a reward after death, but advised Nigerians on good living while alive
In a remark, the son of the deceased Chief Judge who thanked the state government for their support, described the death as painful, adding that the family takes consolation in the show of love and commendation made on his father.
The fidau prayers was attended by the Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, Chief of Staff, Abdulkareem Asuku, the State Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Bello and other top government functionaries.