- Six staff of the Niger Delta Development Commission have contacted COVID-19
- The commission disclosed this on Monday, adding that the affected staff members are attached to the office of one of its executive director
- The NDDC had a few days ago lost one of its directors to the deadly coronavirus disease
Six staff of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) have been confirmed positive for COVID-19, according to a tweet by the commission on Monday, June 8.
Legit.ng gathers that the six staff were said to be attached to the office of Cairo Ojougboh, the NDDC's executive director (projects).
However, Ojougboh was said to have tested negative for the disease.
The tweet below:
Legit.ng recalls that the headquarters of the agency was shut down after the confirmation that Ibanga Bassey Etang, one of its directors, died due to COVID-19 complications.
Etang died at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt.
This was revealed in a statement on Tuesday, June 2 by NDDC's spokesman, Charles Odili.
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In a related development, the Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has also tested positive for the COVID-19 infection.
The state commissioner of information, John Okiyi Kalu, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday, June 8.
Kalu said the governor had gone into isolation and directed his deputy governor to act on his behalf pending the time he resumes duty.
The commissioner urged all people in Abia state to take the fight against COVID-19 serious because the disease is real.
He said: “Consequent on the above, the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties.
“We wish to urge all Abians to take the fight against COVID-19 serious as the disease is real but not a death sentence. Our state has the resources to manage patients back to good health."
Meanwhile, amid mounting scare over the Covid-19 state of Governor Ikpeazu, the Abia state government has disclosed that the governor is in "stable and high spirit."
In a statement by his chief press secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, Governor Ikpeazu said he is in a perfect health state.
Ememanka said his principal tested for the second time to remove the doubt over his state of Covid-19.
He added that Ikpeazu is being monitored by the health operatives of the state after the governor went into self-isolation.
Governor Ikpeazu is the fourth Nigerian governor to contract the coronavirus.
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