- Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has spoken from Covid-19 isolation barely four days after testing positive
- The governor said he is recuperating and assured the Abia people of his return in due course
- Abia state has 97 cases of Covid-19 as Nigeria's total cases hit 13,873 with 4,351 recoveries
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has allayed apprehension generated by his health state after testing positive to the coronavirus.
The governor, who spoke from isolation through his spokesman Enyinnaya Apollo, called for calm and promised to return back to duty in due course.
Apollo, who said he and the governor had a chat on Wednesday, June 10, noted that his principal is hale and healthy as health operatives in the state are managing his Covid-19 infection very well.
Legit.ng recalls that Governor Ikpeazu tested positive to the highly-ravaging scourge after the Covid-19 test was conducted on him twice.
John Kalu, Abia commissioner of information, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday, June 8, further adding that the governor directed his deputy governor to act on his behalf pending the time of his resumption to duty.
Writing on his Facebook page, Apollos disclosed that the governor said to him that he would be back soon.
“He (Ikpeazu) said to me: ‘I’m very fine. Unu jide stage (you people should carry on with work), very soon I will be back. I’m doing fine."
Abia state has 97 cases of Covid-19 as Nigeria's total cases hit 13,873 with 4,351 recoveries and 382 deaths.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Abia government disclosed that Ikpeazu is in "stable and high spirit" amid mounting scare over the Covid-19 state of the state governor.
The governor tested positive to the deadly infection as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported fresh 67 cases of Covid-19 in the state on Sunday, June 7.
In a statement by his chief press secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, Governor Ikpeazu said he was in a perfect health state.
Ememanka added that Ikpeazu is being monitored by the health operatives of the state after the governor went into self-isolation, saying Covid-19 is not a death sentence.
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