…As Fayemi urges Ekiti residents to be calm over his self-isolation
The Director General of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Asishana Okauru, his wife, Ifueko, and their entire household will be proceeding on self-isolation following Okauru’s exposure to the Bauchi State governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, who has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Okauru who disclosed this in a statement said the action has become necessary following his attendance of the Nigerian Governors Forum and Nigerian Economic Council both of which were attended by Governor Mohammed of Bauchi.
This is even as the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, and governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has doused the tension emanating from the news that he had gone into self-isolation over the Coronavirus disease.
Fayemi urged Ekiti citizens not to panic over the development, saying he only took precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease.
Okauru in the statement said, “I wish to inform the general public that my wife together with my entire household will be proceeding on self-isolation.
“We are taking this action following my exposure to Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, who announced the positive outcome of his test for COVID-19.
“I attended different meetings of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and the Nigerian Economic Council last week, which were also attended by the Bauchi State governor. Consequently, my wife and I would be undergoing COVID-19 testing this week.
“All members of NGF Secretariat that were exposed will be observing self-isolation. We encourage all those invited to the NGF meetings for presentations to also do same.”
Fayemi said his action became imperative having come in contact with those suspected of having covid-19.
Fayemi on Tuesday broke the news on his twitter handle that he had self-isolated, following startling and shocking revelation that some top presidential aides and his colleague governors, had tested positive to the disease.
Fayemi, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said: “No cause for alarm, I just took this step as a normal precautionary measure.”
Fayemi added, “with the circumstance we find ourselves today, every citizen must engage in personal hygiene and take actions that can help us overcome this challenge and that exactly I have done.
“I had had gone in contact with those having suspected cases and I felt I have to do this to help the situation,” he said.
Fayemi urged the citizens to abide by the directive on social distancing and hand washing to safeguard the state from spreading the disease.
Nigeria presently has 44 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and one recorded death, with two recoveries.
Apart from the Bauchi State governor, Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, is another prominent Nigerian that has tested positive for the virus.