- Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, has revealed how he fought coronavirus while in isolation
- Makinde said he only made efforts to boost his immunity and exercise regularly on the treadmill
- The governor of Oyo state recently recovered from coronavirus after testing negative for the disease a second time
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has revealed how he fought coronavirus while in isolation after recovering from COVID-19.
In a telephone interview with Fresh FM radio station in Ibadan on Monday, April 6, the Oyo state governor disclosed that he fought the deadly virus with carrots, vitamin C and black seed oil, and honey.
Governor Makinde made the disclosure a day after he tested negative for the disease. Legit.ng recalls that Makinde went into isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.
The governor speaking on how he fought the disease said he only made efforts to boost his immunity by consuming vitamin C, carrots and black seed oil mixed with honey.
Makinde went on to explain that he used his time in isolation to regularly exercise on the treadmill.
He said: “My very good friend and brother, Dr Muyideen Olatunji is the one in charge of the primary healthcare for Oyo State. He came to me and said, look, I am going to send to you this black seed oil, it boosts immunity. So, I mixed it with honey and took one teaspoon in the morning and one in the evening.
“So, there are local solutions to boost immunity. Our people should not fret. Just as I’ve been able to get the virus out off my system, so will it be for majority of our people.
“I’ve lost a little bit of weight which I think is good. When you’re in isolation, the tendency is just to watch television and eat, I was eating amala. But I was also using the treadmill.”
Meanwhile, the governor faulted the federal government’s measures to deal with the pandemic in Oyo state. He said that the programme to send N20,000 to people in 10 local government areas of the state is good, but the initiatives already exist in this administration.
Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Makinde 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.
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.
It would be recalled that Makinde tested positive for coronavirus. The governor confirmed this via his Twitter handle @seyiamakinde, on the evening of Monday, March 30.
Makinde, who is head of the Oyo COVID-19 task force, said he had handed over his duties in charge of the task force to the former chief medical director, University College Hospital (UCH), Professor Temitope Alonge.
In other news, the comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, released an update on his health after testing positive for coronavirus.
Babandede, on his Twiter page on Wednesday, April 1, told Nigerians that he is grateful to God that he was infected with the virus because the whole experience humbled him a great deal.
The NIS boss also said that his situation afforded him the opportunity to know that he is loved by so many people in the country, irrespective of religious and ethnic differences.
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