Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, says critics accuse him of being responsible for the “frequent deaths” in the state of late.
He said many of his detractors were far away from Kano and did not understand the landscape or the “peculiar setting” of the state.
According to a statement, by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, the governor said criticisms over his response to the pandemic in the state would not derail his efforts against the virus.
“We are not minding the critics because they are blind critics. We know what we want and we will continue to do what is right. We will not be distracted from doing the right things.
“They are just there living somewhere not in the state. They are not even aware of our peculiar setting here in Kano. They don’t know what we are doing.
“It is just like the issue of frequent deaths that is all over. In fact, it is a global experience. But for those blind critics, when it started in Kano, they even thought and amplified that it was the governor causing it,” the governor was quoted as saying while advising the public to maintain social distancing, wear face masks in public places, among others.
The PUNCH reports that the governor on Monday extended the Federal Government-ordered 14-day lockdown in the state by one week to further stop the spread of the virus in the state.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, over 700 infections including 79 recoveries and 33 fatalities have been reported in the state.