The Kogi state government has rejected the two COVID-19 positive cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
In its daily report of new cases on Wednesday, the NCDC said Kogi had recorded its first two cases.
Kogi state and Cross River were previously the only states not to have recorded any case of the virus.
However, during his appearance on Politics Today on Thursday, Kogi state’s Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, described the NCDC reporting process as fraudulent.
Meanwhile, the NCDC had earlier maintained that due process was followed in recording the Kogi cases.
At the briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Thursday, the Director-General of the NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the Kogi index case was a referral from the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja.