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General News of Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Bayelsa governor, Duoye Diri speaks on meeting with Abba Kyari, Bala Muhammed

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Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State has denied coming in contact with Governor Bala Muhammed of Bauchi State and Chief of Staff Abba Kyari.

This was after news broke out that both men tested positive to COVID-19.

According to Duoye Diri, he happened to sit next to Bala Muhammad at the National Executive Council meeting because the sitting arrangement is done alphabetically.

He said, “I have no contact with Governor Bala Muhammed and Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Buhari. What happened was that in the NEC meeting, we normally sit in alphabetical order, after Bauchi is Bayelsa, so on Thursday last week, when we had NEC meeting, we sat close, and before then, he had not contacted the virus.

“During the NEC meeting, Abba Kyari was not there, we were told that he was somewhere in Germany. So, actually I am even taken by surprise, where and how the speculation is coming that I had contact with the Chief of Staff".