- The reported death of Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past governor of Oyo state has been dismissed by his spokesperson, Bolaji Tunji
- Tunji in a statement urged Nigerians to disregard the rumour about Ajimobi’s death
- Similarly, the daughter-inlaw of the former governor, Fatima Ganduje-Ajimobi, dismissed the rumour about his death
The reported death of Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past governor of Oyo state has been dismissed by his spokesperson, Bolaji Tunji.
The health of the former governor was said to have worsened on Thursday, June 18, sparking rumours that he might have died.
But Tunji in a statement urged Nigerians to disregard the rumours about Ajimobi’s death, noting that the former governor was alive, The Cable reported.
Similarly, the daughter-inlaw of the former governor, Fatima Ganduje-Ajimobi, discredited the rumour about his death.
"Thank you for all the messages but our father is still alive, alhamdulillah. When it is our time we will all die so wait first," she tweeted.
Also, a journalist based in Oyo state, Kemi Oluloyo, said she spoke with Ajimobi’s family members who confirmed that he was alive.
Ajimobi recently tested positive for coronavirus. Unconfirmed reports claimed the politician is currently in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital.
Meanwhile, following reports that the South African chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost its chairman, Bola Babarinde, to the cold hands of death, the party has denied the news and subsequently called it misleading.
This was disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by Sani David, the national publicity secretary of the chapter.
The party urged various media organisations who may have published the false and misleading report of the death of its chairman to kindly retract such reports.
In another report, in spite of the daily increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has expressed concern that some people in rural communities don't believe the dangers of the virus, Nigerian Tribune reported.
The agency made this known through the director-general, Dr. Garba Abari, during the presentation of its observations on sensitization activities in the fight against coronavirus.
The NOA while raising the alarm explained that the disbelief among rural communities of the impact and dangers the virus poses is a serious risk to Nigeria.
Though Nigerians are aware of the deadly virus, some still do not believe the danger and impact of COVID-19. NOA also added that Nigerians generally disobey the prevention protocols. communities.
Dr Abari said that many Nigerians in order to avoid security agencies only make use of face masks or if they find themselves in a place where it becomes compulsory.
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