- A presidential aide, Babafemi Ojudu, has declared that COVID-19 is real
- Ojudu made this known in a Facebook post on Saturday, January 9
- The former senator, however, urged Nigerians to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols
Babafemi Ojudu, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, has declared that he almost lost his life when he became infected with COVID-19.
Legit.ng reports that Ojudu, a former senator from Ekiti, explained on Saturday, January 9, that he took the COVID-19 pandemic seriously from the outset, adding that he took the test monthly until he was confirmed positive on December 23, 2020.
Ojudu said he felt as if a sledgehammer struck his head when he was confirmed positive, saying that he was numbed.
In a piece titled ‘My journey to COVIDOM’ posted on his Facebook page on Saturday, January 9, Ojudu said he had had two near-death experiences within three years.
He added that his prayer for people who have doubts that COVID-19 is real is that they should never be infected.
“Wracking headache, insomnia, loneliness, restlessness, hallucinations, lack of appetite, sore mouth and throat, difficulty with breathing, aches and pains in my joints became my lot as I ingested the prescribed drugs.
“COVID got me but God and science brought me back. My friends and family made sure I may be isolated but I wasn’t alone. The doctors performed miracles.
“Twice within three years, I knocked at the gate of death. In 2009, it was a helicopter crash I survived from. These are pointers that I still have more years in Mother Earth and appreciation to my creator. I am therefore rededicating myself to serving humanity."
The presidential aide further revealed:
“I was lucky, many others were not, as I was daily confronted with stories of the dead both known and unknown to me. My prayer for our people who still believe COVID-19 does not exist is, may you never be admitted into ‘COVIDOM’. If you don’t even care about your life, care about your neighbours and family.”
Ojudu, however, advised people to stay away from large gatherings, including weddings and funerals.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the coronavirus pandemic has claimed over a million lives around the world as several cases are being recorded on a daily basis.
It was reported that while some countries swiftly responded to the pandemic by doing everything within their power to nip it in the bud, others doubted its existence before the deadly disease became unsparing.
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