The speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, has tested positive to Coronavirus.
Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, disclosed this Wednesday while briefing journalists.
As a result of 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.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the governor has sent his samples for testing.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative to Covid-19.
His spokesperson, Laolu Akande, confirmed this today in text message to react to various inquiries on the status of the vice president.
“Good morning sirs and ma, I have been inundated with calls on whether indeed the VP had undergone a COVID-19 test and the outcome. Yes, he has and results negative. An official tweet would follow. Thanks,” Akande said.
Prof. Osinbajo is currently in self-isolation as advised by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).