In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, July, 2020

What Governor Okowa Has To Say After He And His Spouse Examined Constructive For COVID-19

What Governor Okowa Has To Say After He And His Wife Tested Positive For COVID-19

Ifeanyi Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa

In response to a report by Solar Information, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, yesterday, mentioned he was doing effectively along with his spouse, Edith, after each of them examined constructive for COVID-19.

Okowa grew to become the sixth governor to check constructive for COVID-19. One in every of his daughters had examined constructive final Friday, prompting him and his spouse to embark on self-isolation.

With this improvement, the state, which recorded its index case on April 7, has 965 confirmed circumstances, making it the sixth worst hit state within the nation.

Out of the 965 confirmed circumstances, 752 are lively, 190 discharged from remedy centres and 23 deaths.

Governor Okowa, in social media submit to make his constructive standing public, thanked Deltans for his or her prayers, saying, “we’re effectively and persevering with with our isolation and remedy.”

The governor, in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, assured that his administration wouldn’t relent in its efforts at combating the virus within the state.

He urged the general public to help the federal government in that regard by complying with prescribed protocols by Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).

Okowa reiterated that “COVID-19 is actual. The speed is growing in our state and the virus is taking the lives of a few of our individuals.


“I, due to this fact, once more name on each Deltan to watch protocols whereas in public to curb additional unfold of the virus, particularly within the communities.”

In a associated improvement, Osun Authorities confirmed, yesterday, that its Secretary to the State Authorities (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji, has examined constructive for Coronavirus.

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Commissioner for Well being,  Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, gave the affirmation in a press assertion in Osogbo. He additionally confirmed the invention of 10 extra circumstances.

He mentioned one affected person had been discharged after testing destructive for the virus.

The commissioner lamented that one of many causes for the sudden rise of circumstances in state was attributable to nonchalant perspective of residents and residents to laid-down precautionary measures.

Isamotu additionally mentioned  there have been robust causes to imagine the state now has group transmission round Ilesa axis of the state.

He warned that except residents and residents improved of their perspective in the direction of the pandemic rules, authorities could be compelled to impose one other lockdown.

Strain on Akeredolu at hand over to deputy


In the meantime, Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, is underneath stress at hand over to his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, having gone on self-isolation because of his COVID 19 standing.

The governor had on Tuesday introduced that he examined constructive although he was asymptomatic.

The governor, in a video launched on the social media, mentioned he could be working from dwelling to ensure that authorities actions to not undergo any setback.

Nevertheless, some involved stakeholders have suggested that the perfect factor is to handover to his deputy to behave for the subsequent 14 days that he (Akeredolu) will likely be in self-isolation.

The governor had final 12 months handed over to his deputy when he had severe well being problem that took him away from his responsibility submit for weeks.

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However the present face-off between them occasioned by their curiosity within the October governorship election could also be chargeable for the insistence of the governor to not hand over to his deputy.

Akeredolu, who’s the chairman of the South West Governors Discussion board is within the APC in search of re-election, whereas his deputy is within the Peoples democratic Occasion (PDP) the place he’s additionally contesting the governorship race.

250 market ladies get  palliatives


Over 250 have been empowered thus far by the United Merchants Affiliation in Anambra State.

President and founding father of the nongovernmental organisation,  Mrs. Nkiru Duru who disclosed throughout a  thanking Mass at Blessed Iwene Tansi parish  Catholic Church Umudioka  Anambra State mentioned the beneficiaries  included widows, coordinators, ladies leaders of the markets and a few chosen much less privileged members.

“We have now thus far empowered over 250members together with widows because the lockdown and have additionally linked all market ladies within the south East geopolitical zone and assisted with Covid-19 palliative as a approach to struggle starvation and meals shortage through the pandemic.

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