Kano state government has condemned the video showing ongoing installation works at Sani Abacha Isolation Centre, Kofar Mata.
A three and a half minutes video clip making rounds showed ongoing installation works at the Isolation Centre.
The state said it takes strong offence to the viral video footage on the social media, which it believes is mischievously attempting to misrepresent facts.
The isolation centre is being put in place by Coalition Against COVID (CACOVID) to fight the novel disease in the state.
The State said there is no iota of truth in whatever the video clips attempt to portray.
In a statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, the State government said this is an attempt to discredit the effort by the coalition in the fight against COVID-19.
“Whoever is behind the filming does so to deliberately distort the datum considering that even in the clip, it shows that the project is still ongoing but calculatedly moves away from filming the exercise just to accomplish the task of garbling the fact,’’ the statement said.
The Sani Abacha Isolation Centre, which was initially billed to accommodate 500 beds, was later redesigned based on recommendation and standards set by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He said while the project was reviewed and installation works continue, 218 out of the 500 beds planned for the centre were deployed to other new centres as follows: renovated Abubakar Imam Urology 77 beds; Daula Isolation Centre 10 beds; Karfi Sports Institute 213 beds, while 213 beds are retained at Sani Abacha Isolation Centre which account for the 500 beds capacity being delivered by CACOVID in Kano state.
The commissioner assured that the now 213 bed capacity Sani Abacha Isolation Centre as recommended by the relevant health authorities will soon be completed and put to use.
He, therefore called on the public to ignore the video clip which is a handiwork of mischief-makers and further assured that government would not be distracted from the big picture which is serving the people.