Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has declared every inch of soil across Kogi state as a potent cure for COVD-19.
He had previously insisted there was no COVID-19 in the state and warned those making merchandise of the disease to desist or be ready for the wrath of God.
The governor gave the assurance and warning in Lokoja, during the flag off of the Federal Government 774,000 special public works to cushion the effect of the pandemic.
Bello who decried the activities of some "corporate and individuals who created and sold the virus as a means to rip off the unsuspecting countries" stressed that he has never believed in the existence of the pandemic.
He stated that some highly-placed persons in government have made the nation a drainpipe , "siphoning resources meant for the development of critical infrastructures," saying , he has refused to join the bandwagon to marketing the COVID-19.
According to him, "Since the HIV/AIDS broke out in 1985 with its devastating blow on humanity, the drug manufacturers of the west could not till today come up with a vaccine. The highest they could achieve was supplements.
"Why, with less than a year of the outbreak of COVID-19, the West and China have started jumping on themselves with their vaccines. One does not need a soothsayer to know that there is high level politics and marketing going across the globe," Bello said.
"I will not stop anyone who wants to take their vaccines, but my advice is for them to shine their eyes well and I wish them good luck" he added.
"Last year , most states were under lockdown for months. Many died due to hunger and starvation for a virus that ordinarily has 95% chance of recovery without using drugs depending on the health status of the patient. This is why I have maintained my stand not to lock down my state
"I however, warned those who are hiding under COVID-19 to milk the country to stop or God Almighty will visit them with anger.
"I hereby appeal to states corporate organisations and individuals suffering from the COVID-19 to transport their patients in their ambulances or any other means and I can assure you as their vehicles touched the kogi soil, they will be instantly healed after they must have paid our fees . With the fees we can improve on our healthcare infrastructures and other development needs of the state, " he assured.