- An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and ex-Lagos state governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly taken tests for COVID-19
- Tinubu took the test as a precaution following the death of one of his closest aides on Friday, April 24
- The results of the tests, which also included Tinubu's personal aides, are expected on Monday, April 27
The Cable is reporting that former Lagos state governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has submitted his samples for coronavirus testing by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
According to the exclusive report by the online newspaper, Tinubu and some of his very close aides took the test on Saturday, April 25 as a precaution following the death of one of the politician's aides just over a day ago.
Legit.ng could immediately verify the report but the news medium quoted sources as saying that the results of the tests are expected on Monday, April 27.
The report hinted that although the aide was not suspected to have died of coronavirus because of his failing health, samples were, however, taken from his corpse for testing.
The close aide to Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, died on Friday, April 24, in an undisclosed hospital.
The aide, Lati Raheem, was the chief security officer to Tinubu before his death.
Raheem was said to have died of complications from high blood pressure and diabetes on Friday.
Lati Raheem was said to be one of the most trusted aides of Bola Tinubu.
Legit.ng reported recently that Tinubu raised the alarm that Nigeria’s health care system cannot withstand a coronavirus pandemic on the scale of America and Europe.
He, therefore, called on the government and the citizens to do everything to curb the spread of the virus.
Tinubu said this in a statement he wrote in commemoration of his 68th birthday.
Meanwhile, in his own contribution to how the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari is handling the battle against COVID-19 in Nigeria, Tinubu, an economist, recently advised on how to sustain the economy and save citizens from hunger.
Tinubu advocated an economic relief package in the form of emergency sustenance payments to vulnerable Nigerians.
The APC leader also urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to lower interest rates to single digits in order to assist the private sector and help reduce the charge on deficit spending.
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