Former president Obasanjo tests negative to Covid-19

Former president Obasanjo tests negative to Covid-19

- A COVID-19 test is carried out on former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the result is out

- The test result, which came out on Saturday, August 8, shows that Obasanjo is free of the coronavirus

- The test was conducted on the former president in his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL)

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The COVID-19 test result for former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been released just as he reacted to the death of ex-senator, Buruji Kashamu. It is negative.

A statement by Kehinde Akinyemi, special assistant to Obasanjo on media, said the test was carried out on Friday, August 7, 2020.

The test was done for him at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Pent House residence, Okemosan, Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state.

Former president Obasanjo tests negative to Covid-19

A medical expert conducting COVID-19 test on Obasanjo Credit: Kehinde Akinyemi
Source: UGC

Akinyemi's statement on Sunday, August 9, said the samples of the test, conducted by one Dr Olukunle Oluwasemowo of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory 54gene, Lagos, Nigeria, was returned negative on Saturday, August 8.

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"The laboratory is one of the accredited laboratories approved by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to conduct the crucial COVID-19 test on both asymptomatic and symptomatic Nigerians," the statement said.

Former president Obasanjo tests negative to Covid-19

Obasanjo undergoing a COVID-19 test and the result came out negative Credit: Kehinde Akinyemi
Source: UGC

PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app had reported that Nigeria's former president Obasanjo, on Saturday, August 8, sent a condolence letter to the governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun, over the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu.

In the letter dated Saturday, August 8, the former president described Kashamu's death an "irreparable loss"

The letter reads in part: "I received the sad news of the demise of Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashamu) a significant citizen of Ogun State. Please accept my condolence and that of my family on this irreparable loss."

Former president Obasanjo tests negative to Covid-19

Obasanjo in the process of being tested for COVID-19 Credit: Kehinde Akinyemi
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, almost 24 hours after his death, the body of Buruji Kashamu has been buried amid tears and wailings from sympathisers who crowded his country-home.

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Kashamu, who died following complications from COVID-19 at 62, was buried at his Ijebu-Igbo country home at exactly 12.55 pm on Sunday, August 9, according to The Nation.

The report said Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state was part of those who attended the burial done according to Islamic rites.

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