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COVID-19: DG Governors’ Forum, entire household proceed on self isolation

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COVID-19: DG Governors’ Forum, entire household proceed on self isolation

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum Director General, Asishana Okauru, along with his wife, Ifueko, and his entire household have proceeded on self isolation over fear they might have contracted the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Okauru announced this himself in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen on Wednesday, explaining that the decision became necessary following his coming in contact with the governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, who on Tuesday declared he tested positive to the virus.

“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 His Excellency, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State who today announced the positive outcome of his test for COVID-19.

“I attended different meetings of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and the Nigerian Economic Council (NEC) 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 of the organisations to which my wife is affiliated have already begun ‘Work from Home’ in line with earlier government directive,” the statement read in part.

Okauru went further to say that all members of NGF secretariat that were exposed would also be observing self isolation.

“We encourage all those who were invited to the NGF meetings for presentations to also do same.

“By our actions, we hope to encourage others who are exposed and not sure of their status to undergo self-isolation and make themselves available for the test, where applicable.

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“At the NGF meetings held, all necessary precautions as advised by the NCDC were taken, but we cannot make any assumptions about our status. We will self-isolate and take the stringent measures possible to protect the general public.

“Coronavirus is real. Please follow all NCDC guidelines for COVID-19 and Stay at Home unless you provide essential services,” he said.

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