15 Delta pilgrims tested positive for Coronavirus

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The Commissioner blames Buhari for herders’ and farmers’ clashes.
No fewer than 15 of 315 pilgrims from Delta State, who should have been airlifted to Jordan, have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, while 77 of them were unable to travel due to the late release of their test results.
The Commissioner of Information, Charles Aniagwu, who disclosed this yesterday in Asaba, said 223 travelled from the Port Harcourt International Airport.

Aniagwu, however, expressed dismay with the decision of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) to centralise COVID-19 tests for intending pilgrims in the state.

He said the centralised COVID-19 test ordered by the NCPC caused untold hardship for intending pilgrims, as 77 of them were not airlifted to Jordan because of the haphazard release of their test results.

Aniagwu said it was disappointing for the intending pilgrims, especially as the state had accredited centres for the COVID-19 test.

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He apologised to the affected pilgrims for the inconveniences suffered due to the botched arrangement and assured them that efforts were being made to remedy the situation. Meanwhile

Aniagwu blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for not providing adequate leadership in resolving the crisis of open grazing, which has resulted in constant clashes between herders and farmers across the country.

Aniagwu, who spoke on The Morning Show on Arise TV yesterday, said the anti-grazing law was not targeted at any section of society, but to provide healthy living among stakeholders in the farming and cattle rearing businesses.

“Let’s remove politics and primordial sentiments from the crisis. I do not blame the individuals who are opposed to the ban on open grazing. I blame the President, because I assume that he should be able to understand. Those who advise him have a clearer picture of what is obtained in advanced societies.

“Subjecting the cattle to some form of unwarranted exercise is not healthy, because the cattle are shedding weight and, therefore, are not able to provide all the proteins we desire, as they are usually subjected to wandering thousands of kilometres,” he stated.

He said the state of Texas in the United States of America alone has more cattle than the entire Nigeria, yet cattle roam the streets and cause havoc on other people’s means of livelihood, especially farmers.
Buhari is to blame for herder and farmer clashes, according to the commissioner.
A total of 15 of the 315 Delta State pilgrims who were supposed to be airlifted to Jordan tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, with 77 of them unable to travel due to the late release of their test results.
223 people traveled from the Port Harcourt International Airport, according to Commissioner of Information Charles Aniagwu, who revealed this yesterday in Asaba.

Aniagwu, on the other hand, was disappointed by the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission’s (NCPC) decision to centralize COVID-19 tests for aspiring pilgrims in the state.

According to him, the NCPC’s centralised COVID-19 test caused untold hardship for intending pilgrims, as 77 of them were unable to fly to Jordan due to the haphazard release of their test results.

It was disappointing for the intending pilgrims, according to Aniagwu, especially since the state had accredited centers for the COVID-19 test.

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He expressed regret to the pilgrims who had been inconvenienced as a result of the faulty arrangement and assured them that efforts were being made to rectify the situation.

President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Aniagwu, has failed to provide adequate leadership in resolving the open grazing crisis, which has resulted in constant clashes between herders and farmers across the country.

Aniagwu, who spoke on Arise TV’s The Morning Show yesterday, said the anti-grazing law was not intended to target any particular group of people, but rather to promote healthy living among stakeholders in the farming and cattle-rearing industries.

“Let’s get politics and primal emotions out of this crisis.” I don’t blame those who oppose an outright ban on open grazing. I hold the President responsible because I believe he should be able to comprehend. Those who advise him have a better understanding of how advanced societies work.

“Subjecting the cattle to unwarranted exercise is not healthy,” he explained, “because the cattle are losing weight and, as a result, are unable to provide all of the proteins we require, as they are typically subjected to wandering thousands of kilometers.”

He claims that the state of Texas in the United States of America alone has more cattle than Nigeria, yet cattle roam the streets, wreaking havoc on other people’s livelihoods, particularly farmers’.

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