Something is definitely wrong with the last figure released by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) as another federal government parastal; Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is questioning the veracity of the claim by NCDC that 6 of the last cases was in a vessel. 

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had on 26th March reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
It stated further that “12 cases were confirmed in Lagos, One in Bauchi and one in the FCT. Of the 14, six were detected on a vessel, three are returning travellers, and two are close contacts of confirmed cases.”

But the NPA in a series of tweets on Thursday Night, the NPA told the NCDC that they have no confirmed case date.

They went further by demanding the “details of the vessels the passengers were on board and the Terminal or Jetty where they berthed.”

NPA tweeted; “Hello @NCDCgov. In respect to the 6 new cases that “were detected on a vessel” in Lagos, the Authority in collaboration with Port Health has not recorded any confirmed cases to date.

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“@NCDCgov To enable verification and proper record keeping, kindly avail us with specific details on the name of the Vessel the passengers were on board, and the Terminal or Jetty where they berthed.”

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