- Betty, the wife of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and her security aide, have tested positive of COVID-19
- A government official was reported to have confirmed the news on Thursday, July 2
- The official said the samples of the First Lady which was collected two days ago
A report by Tribune Online indicates that a government official who pleaded anonymity on Thursday, July 2, confirmed that the wife of the Ondo state governor, Betty Akeredolu, has been tested positive for COVID -19.
Legit.ng gathered that the official said the samples of the First Lady which was collected two days ago and one of the security aides of the governor returned positive.
The medium noted that the source, however, said the First Lady has embarked on self-isolation but said: “We are still awaiting the results of some media aides of the governors and some commissioners who interact with the state governor regularly.”
He said a similar test would be conducted on the members of the House of Assembly and the traditional rulers who endorsed the second term ambition of Akeredolu in Akure recently.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Ondo political fraternity was thrown into mourning following the death of the state commissioner of health, Wahab Adegbenro, who died of COVID-19 on Thursday, June 2.
It was reported that Adegbenro battled COVID-19 infection for some days but efforts of the state health operatives proved futile as the commissioner later gave up the ghost.
Source from the government quarter claimed that the late commissioner died at the Federal Medical Center, Owo, after spending about ten days at the hospital.
The commissioner's death came barely 48 hours after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu announced through his social media handles that he tested positive to the virus.
Born on June 5, 1955, at Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore local government area of Ondo state, Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro had his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B; B.S) degree from University of Benin, Edo state.
He established Crown Hospital, Akure where he was the chief medical director. He later occupied many political positions before he was appointed the Ondo state commissioner of health, a position he held after managing the state culture and tourism commission.
Ondo state has 325 cases of coronavirus as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced fresh 33 cases in the state on Wednesday, July 1.
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