- The presidency has made efforts to calm the fears of Nigerians over the coronavirus status of Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's vice president
- A presidential aide, Femi Ojudu, has revealed that the nation's number 2 citizen has tested negative for the virus
- Ojudu reported this on his Facebook page on Wednesday, March 25
Amidst coronavirus scare in Aso Rock Villa, the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has tested negative for the global disease also known as Covid-19.
This was made public by Femi Ojudu, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political affairs, on Wednesday, March 25.
Giving updates on the coronavirus case throughout the world on his official Facebook page, Ojudu said: “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo tests negative."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Osinbajo went into self-isolation. According to the report, also on self-isolation is the chief of staff to the vice president, Ade Ipaye, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria like Osinbajo.
Osinbajo and Kyari sat close to each other at the last Federal Executive Council meetings held in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.
Kyari, chief of staff to the president has since tested positive to the viral disease. Kyari who was on a trip to Germany on Saturday, March 7, to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on Nigerian electricity expansion programme, returned to the country on Saturday, March 14.
Former vice president, Abubakar Atiku, had sent a short word of prayer to Kyari on Tuesday, March 24.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. Allah ya kare mu gabaki daya, kuma ya bashi lafiya,” he tweeted.
Some Nigerians in their reactions said the pandemic will show leaders in Nigeria the essence of having a functioning health system in the country.
Many have mocked the leaders, stressing that they cannot even embark on health tourism at this point in time.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian government had announced the closure of all land borders for four weeks as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The weekly federal executive council of the Buhari administration has also been suspended “until further notice,” according to an announcement by the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha.
Mustapha also doubles as the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19.
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