Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he once tested positive for coronavirus, and recovered from the dreaded virus within 72 hours.
Obasanjo made the disclosure on Friday at a colloquium put together to celebrate his 84th birthday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta.
The former President, who turned 84 on March 5, said he was a bit concerned and had to call his daughter, Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, that he did not have any symptoms, but he tested positive for COVID-19.
Obasanjo said that his daughter’s verdict was that the result might be incorrect or required further tests, adding that subsequent tests certified him negative.
He, therefore, advised Nigerians to always keep safe and adhere to all the COVID-19 guidelines, disclosing further that he had tested negative three times.
Meanwhile, the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has blamed personal poor leadership ability for the decision not to support Akinwumi Ambode for a second term as Lagos State Governor.
At a ceremony to commission a flyover bridge at Pen Cinema, which was begun by Ambode’s administration, Tinubu said the ship of state, under Ambode was heading in the wrong direction.
He said the drift became noticeable between 2017-2018.
The ship had to be steadied, he said, leading to the decision by political leaders to bring Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat, on board.
According to the APC leader, though there was skepticism about the Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat, they have not disappointed.
And this was despite the setbacks of COVID-19, with the accompanying lockdown and the EndSARS protest last October.
But Tinubu said he and other leaders are proud that the Sanwo-Olu team is now steering the state in the right direction.
He commended the Lagos cabinet for its various achievements and called the team “great performers and doers”.
The Pen Cinema Bridge, a dual carriageway, named after Bola Tinubu, is designed to free the traffic logjam in the area.
Source: Naija News