The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and his Edo state counterpart, Mr Godwin Obaseki have both gone into self-isolation over the Coronavirus disease, even as the duo have assured the people of their respective states of their well-being, saying their action was just a precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease.
Speaking on the development, the Ekiti state governor said the action became necessary having gone in contact with two people who have since tested positive of covid-19.
Fayemi on Tuesday broke the news on his tweeter handle that he had self-isolated, following startling and shocking revelation that some top presidential aides and his colleague governors , had tested positive to the disease.
Fayemi, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said: “No cause for alarm, I just took this step as a normal precautionary measures”. Fayemi added further : “with the circumstance will find ourselves today, every citizen must engage in personal hygiene and take actions that can help us overcome this challenge and that exactly I have done.
“I had gone in contact with those having suspected cases and I felt I have to do this to help the situation.”, he said.
Fayemi urged the citizens to abide by the directive on social distancing and hand washing to safeguard the state from the widespreading disease.
Similarly, following his close contact with the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Muhammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive for coronavirus, the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has gone into self-isolation.
In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, said the governor has sent his samples for testing.
Osagie 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.