Coronavirus: Governor Seyi Makinde tests negative for COVID-19

Coronavirus: Governor Seyi Makinde tests negative for COVID-19

- Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state discloses that he has recovered from coronavirus after testing negative for the disease a second time

- Makinde thanks Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in his stead as head of the Oyo state COVID-19 task force while being treated for the disease

- The governor expresses gratitude to all members of the task force for their cooperation, promising to resume work on Monday, April 6

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has recovered from the coronavirus after testing negative for the disease a second time.

Makinde broke the news in a tweet late on Sunday, April 5 and thanked the people of the state for their prayers.

Makinde recovers from coronavirus, tests negative

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state discloses that he has recovered from coronavirus
Source: UGC

The governor also thanked Prof Temitope Alonge who acted in his stead as head of the Oyo state COVID-19 task force while he was being treated.

“I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19. I especially thank Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force,” he tweeted.

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Makinde expressed gratitude to all members of the task force for their cooperation, promising to resume work on Monday, April 6.

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Meanwhile, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has demanded that the federal government of Nigeria provide details of how the donations made towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic is being spent.

SERAP announced on its official Twitter handle on Sunday, April 5 that it had submitted two Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to the Nigerian government demanding to know how the funds donated by well-meaning Nigerians, international bodies, religious groups and countries to kick COVID-19 out of Nigeria is being used.

The civil society organization also faulted the current methods of sharing the funds that are being employed by the federal government.

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SERAP noted that electronic transfers were better than physical cash sharing as is being done.

Some concerned Nigerians, local and global bodies, religious institutions and many more have been making donations to Nigeria to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just days ago, an eight-year-old girl wrote a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari after donating N2,350 - all the money she has in her piggy bank - for Nigeria's fight against coronavirus.

The disclosure was made on Wednesday, April 1, by the president's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad.

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