- Covid-19 is taking a swipe at Ekiti state as another prominent personality tested positive
- Olawale Fapohunda, the state attorney-general, has announced his Covid-19 status
- The justice commissioner made the announcement days after the Ekiti governor tested positive to the same virus
Olawale Fapohunda, attorney-general of Ekiti state, said he has been infected by the ravaging Covid-19 as he joins the list of high-profile people hit by the infection in Nigeria.
Taking to his Twitter handle on Sunday, July 26, Fapohunda said his status was confirmed after the second result of his Covid-19 test came out positive.
The commissioner said he is feeling well and has gone into self-isolation where he is being managed by the health operatives in the state.
Fapohunda's Covid-19 status was confirmed less than a week after Governor Kayode John Fayemi, announced that he tested positive to Covid-19 via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, July 22.
The governor, who is the chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), said that he has gone on self-isolation, adding that 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.
Ekiti is placed 31st on Nigeria's Covid-19 log with 113 cases after the Nigeria Centre fr Disease Control (NCDC) announced new nine new cases in the state on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the residents of Ekiti have been urged to include the state governor 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.
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.
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