The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has tested negative for Coronavirus pandemic.
A close aide to the governor disclosed this to our Correspondent on Thursday morning in Benin City that Governor who went into self-Isolation on Wednesday, tested negative, according to the report of his blood samples.
Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, went into self-isolation, following his close contact with the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Muhammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
The State deputy governor, Mr Philip Shaibu had disclosed on Wednesday at a Media briefing that the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Okiye tested positive to Covid-19 after returning from a trip in the United Kingdom and gone into self-isolation he prepared for himself.
The news about Governor Obaseki status, has sparked off jubilation in Government House, Benin City.
The State deputy governor, Philip Shaibu and his aides has been sending goodwill messages to the Governor since the news break.
In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie on Wednesday said, “The governor has gone into self-isolation after the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, tested positive for coronavirus.
“The governor had met Senator Mohammed at the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and National Economic Council (NEC) meetings. He also visited Mr. Kyari.”
He said although the governor is not showing any symptoms of the virus, he has taken the necessary precaution to self-isolate to protect people that may otherwise come in contact with him.