- Ekiti state residents have been admonished to pray for Governor Kayode Fayemi
- Fayemi's deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, made the appeal on Friday, July 24, in Ado-Ekiti
- Ekiti state currently has 88 cases of coronavirus after two new infections were reported by NCDC on Thursday
The residents of Ekiti have been urged to include the state governor, Kayode Fayemi, in their prayers as he currently battles Covid-19 infection.
Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, the state deputy governor, made the call on Friday, July 24, while speaking in Ado Ekiti.
Legit.ng recalls that Fayemi, who is the chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), announced that he tested positive to Covid-19 via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, July 22, adding that he has gone on self-isolation.
He said he would delegate critical tasks to his deputy while he would continue routine duty from home.
"I took my third COVID-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. I'm generally ok and I'm already self-isolating at home and receiving the best of care from my medical team. I'm delegating critical tasks to my deputy but will continue routine duty from home," the governor said.
Praying quick recovery for his principal, Egbeyemi expressed delight that his boss is doing well in isolation and is yielding to treatment.
He assured that the governor will resume duty soon and told the residents of the state not to panic.
Ekiti currently has 88 cases of coronavirus after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 2 cases in the state on Thursday, July 23.
Meanwhile, Governor Fayemi has vowed to come back stronger. The governor said he would overcome his current health challenge and return to his duty post sooner than expected.
Fayemi said this in a video clip from where he was observing self-isolation. The video was made available to newsmen by Fayemi ‘s Chief Press Secretary, Olayinka Oyebode, in Ado Ekiti.
The governor assured Ekiti people and Nigerians that he was okay and expressed delight at the outpouring of love, prayers and solidarity shown to him by Nigerians.
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