A Professor of Genetics and Animal breeding, Cyril Otoohhiaus has described Covid-19 pandemic as a scam orchestrated by the Western world to generate trillion of dollars at the detriment of Africans and other part of the world.
Professor Cyril Otoohhiaus who is a lecturer at Novena University Ogume, Delta State, stated this in Government House, Lokoja, on Saturday while delivering lectures on Coronavirus at the instance of Governor Yahaya Bello.
According to him, Coronavirus is not a living thing as erroneously claimed by the World Health Organisation, WHO, saying Viruses are created in the laboratory to achieve a specific purpose. He stressed that the Western world created Covid-19 for their economic gains.
He cautioned African leaders especially Nigerian Government to look inward and ask questions concerning the virus instead of locking down people at home depriving them of their legitimate businesses.
While commending Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state for not succumbing to Covid-19 claims , the university lecturer averred that very soon the true nature of the alleged coronavirus would come out in large scale for people to see.
Professor Josiah Adjene of the same university who also delivered lecture at the occasion cautioned Nigerians against persistent use of face mask, stating that the continuous use of the mask reduced the quantity of oxygen required by the body, saying such act posed future health challenges to the people.
Josiah Adjene , a Professor of Neuronatomy and Cell biology pointed out that the acclaimed symptoms of Covid-19 have been living with Africans, saying there is no new thing in the pandemic that could distract the people of Africa.
He advised Kogi State Government to invest vigorously in agriculture to enable the state feed the nation in the next two years as a result of scarcity of food that would arise due to the lockdown inflicted on Nigerians by government to curb the spread of the purported coronavirus pandemic.
In his welcome remark , the Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello, lamented that the state and the entire country were under siege over Covid -19 , noting that the situation was really affecting Kogi State even though there is no case of the virus in the state.
The governor noted that his decision to invite academia who specialise in the field of virus and diseases was borne out of his desire to enlighten the people of the state on Covid-19 on how best they could handle the issue of the pandemic to avoid spread.