Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has revealed that his consumption of black seed oil mixed with honey helped boost his immune against coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Governor made this known while speaking during a live phone-in radio program on Fresh FM Ibadan on Monday.
Makinde, who said that there are local solutions to boost immunity, urged people not to fret about the Coronavirus.
Makinde said, “My very good friend and brother, Dr Muyideen Olatunji, he is the one in charge of the Primary Healthcare for Oyo State. He came to me and said, look, I am going to send to you this blackseed oil, it boosts immunity, so I mixed it with honey and took one teaspoon in the morning and one in the evening. So, there are local solutions to boost immunity.
“So, our people should not fret. They shouldn’t fret. Just as I have been able to get the virus out of my system, so will it be for majority of our people.”
The Governor elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) restated that he is currently free of Coronavirus.
“Well, I am okay. Just as I posted on my social media handles yesterday night, I can confirm that I have taken two COVID-19 tests. On Thursday, April the 2nd they took a test. They took a sample which was sent to the first lab at Ede where the first sample was taken to, the one that tested positive. So, that came back negative and then, from our own diagnostic centre here, at the virology laboratory in the University of Ibadan, they took another sample yesterday, morning, April 5th and by late yesterday night, the result returned negative.
“So, I am feeling okay. I am eager to jump out now and start getting around again to get the work that Oyo State people gave to me, to get the work done. That is correct. I am completely free of the virus, so I should be jumping around shortly”.
Naija News reports that Governor Makinde, who was infected with Coronavirus later tested negative twice for the virus.
This online news platform recalls that the Oyo State Governor announced on March 30, 2020, that he has tested positive for Coronavirus.
However, in a series of tweets on Sunday night, April 5, the Governor said he had now tested negative twice.
The tweet reads: “I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19,” he said.
Governor Makinde continued: “I especially thank Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force.
“I am also grateful to all members of the Task Force for their cooperation during this time. I will be resuming my responsibility as Head of the Task Force from tomorrow,” the tweet added.