- Governor Godwin Obaseki has gone into self-isolation
- This was revealed by Obaseki's media aide, Crusoe Osagie, on Wednesday, March 25
- The governor had attended meetings with Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi and chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari
Following his attendance at the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and National Economic Council (NEC) meetings, Governor Godwin Obaseki has gone into self-isolation.
In a statement released on Wednesday, March 25, by Obaseki's media aide, Crusoe Osagie, it was revealed that the meetings were also attended by Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi and Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, both of whom have tested positive for coronavirus.
However, Osagie made it clear that Obaseki at the moment has not exhibited any symptom of the virus, The Nation reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians had reacted to the news of Kyari testing positive to the dreaded coronavirus.
Some Nigerians in their reactions said the pandemic would show leaders in Nigeria the essence of having a functioning health system in the country.
According to them, leaders cannot even embark on health tourism at this point in time. In his reaction, a social commentator, Dayo Williams accused the presidency of not coming out to debunk the story.
He said he expected the seat of power to have issued a press statement regarding the issue.
"Till this moment, presidency has neither confirmed nor debunked the story that Abba Kyari tested positive to coronavirus.
"By now, I expect those in Aso Rock to have issued a press statement regarding the issue. The Federal Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, is keeping a sealed lip on the issue. So with the NCDC," he wrote.
In his reaction, Akadri Layiwola said the fact that Kyayi has been diagnosed with the dreaded virus is a great warning to Nigerian leaders.
"This is a great warning to our leaders, who always think they are alpha and Omega," he wrote on Facebook.
On his part, Wale Adetona urged people in Aso Rock to as a matter of urgency isolate themselves. "It’s now confirmed that the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for Covid-19.
"Everyone in Aso-Rock should go on quarantine ASAP! My question, why was he not advised to self-isolate after his Germany trip?"
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