Nigeria’s Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has tested negative for the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Naija News learnt that the information on his health status was given by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi on Sunday.
Akinyemi, revealed that the former President took the test on Friday, August 7, at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Pent House residence, Okemosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
“The samples of the test, conducted by one Dr. Olukunle Oluwasemowo of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory 54gene, Lagos, Nigeria, was returned negative on Saturday.
“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 added.
Naija New s Understands that The Former president had berated Nigeria and other African countries for their poor preparation to handle the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
He said the country may not have reached the peak of the pandemic and warned Nigerians against complacency by letting down their guards, stressing “Although restrictions are being lifted, we are not out of the woods yet.”