- Though in Lagos, the exact location of Abba Kyari seems to be shrouded in secrecy
- The Lagos state health commissioner, Akin Abayomi says he is not aware of Kyari's location
- Kyari, one of the most influential men in the presidency, last week tested positive for the coronavirus disease
The Lagos state commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi has said that the chief of staff to the president Abba Kyari is recuperating and seems well and happy.
The commissioner stated this on Tuesday, March 31 while fielding questions from journalists at a press briefing.
Kyari, one of the most influential men in the presidency, last week tested positive for the coronavirus disease.
He had gone to Germany alongside the minister of power for a meeting with Siemens directors, where it is suspected he contracted the disease.
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Interestingly, Abayomi he is unaware of Kyari’s current location but said he is in constant communication with the Borno-born government official.
His words: “I’m not aware of the chief of staff’s itinerary, so I don’t know where he is. We exchange messages on WhatsApp but from WhatsApp, you can’t tell where somebody is.
“We are exchanging information but I haven’t asked him for his location. He seems well and happy and we are exchanging information on strategic issues and it’s been a long time we’ve talked about his health so I presume he’s made a full recovery.”
Recall that the minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire had announced that more patients of coronavirus in Nigeria would be released once all their results turn out negative.
His words: “Five persons have been discharged and sent home. Nigeria has unfortunately recorded two fatalities and both of them had underlying illnesses.
“There are some that are due to be discharged. Quite a few are due but the protocol is that they must test negative twice within 24 or 48 hours and if they do not test negative twice they are held back.
“Treatment normally takes a month or between three to five weeks depending on how your body responds.”
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) Dr Salihu Lukman, has described the dreaded coronavirus as a leveller and a survival challenge for both Nigerian leaders and the followers.
Lukman said the current situation also presented an opportunity for both the leaders and followers choose the values that should drive people's national life.
In an article the director-general of the PGF signed on Wednesday, March 25, he said the earlier all Nigerians come to terms with the fact that the COVID-19 is a leveller, the better for all.
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