Governor Ben Ayade Calls COVID-19 A Full Scale Business To Rip-off Africa And Nigerians, Calls NCDC's Tests Unreliable (Video)
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state is raising eyebrows with newly revealed controversial comments about the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor who has a PhD in Environmental Microbiology insists that the scourge has become a full-scale business for some people and that the world is using it to exploit Africa and Nigeria in particular.
"You don't have to be a scientist to see the loopholes and business elements. Why can't Nigeria produce her test kits? Why can't we have our vaccination plants to produce our vaccines?
"Nigerians are endowed and very intelligent people by nature. We are being exploited as a continent. Nigerians are being exploited, Africans are being exploited
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. We must shut our doors. ''
The governor stated this live on the air when he appeared on Channels TV earlier on today.
When prodded as to why his state has not conducted random testing as observed in many other states in the country, the governor insisted that the tests being conducted to diagnose the viral disease in the country ''lack reproducibility and reliability''.
Cross River is one of the two states in Nigeria that has yet to report one coronavirus infection though many experts say it's because of the lack of testing.
Video Courtesy of Channels TV