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Dons say COVID-19 fraudulent, caution against use of nose mask

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Professor of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Cyril Otoohhiaus, has described the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as a scam orchestrated by the Western world to generate trillions of dollars at the detriment of Africans and other parts of the world.

The lecturer at Novena University, Ogume, Delta State, stated this yesterday at the Government House, Lokoja, while delivering lecture on the pandemic at the instance of Governor Yahaya Bello.

According to him, coronavirus is not a living thing as claimed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).He said the virus was created in the laboratory to achieve a specific purpose.

“The virus is not a living thing as wrongly claimed by WHO. Viruses are made by man to achieve specific purpose; that is why the organisation cannot provide answers to virtually all questions concerning coronavirus posed to it.

“COVID-19 is not a natural virus; that is why even WHO is not specific in the symptoms the pandemic exhibits in human body,” the academic stated.

Professor Josiah Adjene of the same university, who also delivered lecture at the occasion, cautioned Nigerians against persistent use of face masks.

According to him, the continuous use of the mask reduces the quantity of oxygen required by the body, posing future health challenges to the body.

The professor of Neuronatomy and Cell Biology pointed out that the acclaimed symptoms of COVID-19 had been living with Africans, saying “there is no new thing in the pandemic that can distract African.”

He advised Kogi government to invest vigorously in agriculture to enable it feed the nation in the next two years when food would be scarce due to the lockdown.

In his remarks, Governor Yahaya Bello lamented that the country was under siege over COVID-19, stressing that the situation was really affecting Kogi even without a case.

“It is no longer news that we are under siege in Nigeria over COVID-19. Kogi is under siege, even as we don’t have a reported case; we are on lockdown not by our design or by our wish,” he stated.

The governor noted that his decision to invite academics that specialise in the field of virus and diseases was borne out of his desire to enlighten the people of the state on COVID-19 and how best they could handle it to avoid spread.

“I am the Executive Governor of Kogi State and it is incumbent on me to create avenue for my people to be enlightened, to really know what COVID-19 is all about,” Bello said.


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