Yesterday, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 14 states entered into the competition, and 452 cases were confirmed by NCDC. Four of our chosen states participated. They were Oyo with 67 cases, Enugu – 16, Kaduna -8, and Borno – 1. Kano and Rivers proved superior to others. They scared the virus away, and were corona untouchable yesterday.
The same yesterday, 229 cases from 14 states were discharged. Rivers recovered 31 of her labour force. Kano went home with 26, Borno with 9 and Enugu had 2.
Then deaths occurred in four states where 8 people died. Rivers that did not record any new case yesterday, River State that went home with 31 discharged citizens, carried four corpses home. She had the highest toll. No other state from our selected six has such a misfortune.
We have been watching to know the state that will lead in job creation, youth empowerment, etc. We paired the contesting states yesterday, and we will be following that order for some time now.
Thus we got report that Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has created 12,000 jobs for youths out of refuse dumps. This a challenge to Gov. Zulum of Bono State. Gov. Zulum is a Professor, so there is no way he will not reply practically. Of course, he is an engineer. Makinde is an engieer too. So let us watch both display what makes them tick. THIS IS THE KORNER KICK.
As for others: Gov. Wike of Rivers State takes on El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Gov. Ganduje of Kano State takes on Gov. Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
A WINNER MUST EMERGE, AND IT IS ON JOB CREATION, YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, FOR NOW. It is APC vs PDP.