Reports claim that a health center in Abuja has been shut down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC for collecting funds and issuing fake coronavirus results.
Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclose this during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 national briefing in Abuja on Monday.
He added that the centre collected samples for testing from people, and there was no evidence that tests were actually carried out.
Meanwhile. this particular situation has been a great issue and a big challenge for us at NCDC and also the PTF.
However, the FCT Administration supported us by sealing off an illegal testing centre last week. And they have been collecting funds for conducting the coronavirus tests from the citizens and then issuing fake results to the people.
He said, this not only fraudulent act but also caused huge damage by increasing the spread of the deadly virus and loss of lives.
Ihekweazu, hereby urged Nigerians to stop going that centres, and revealed that accredited centres were on the NCDC website.