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General News of Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Edo Speaker, Frank Okiye tests positive to COVID-19

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Honourable Frank Okiye, the Speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, has tested positive to COVID-19

Goldmyne TV reports that the news was disclosed to journalists on Wednesday by Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, who also revealed that the state is applying measures towards curbing the spread of the virus.

Earlier today, MyNigeria.com reported that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has gone into self-isolation after he came in contact with Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Muhammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who are now positive to COVID-19.

This was disclosed by Mr Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy.

According to Osagie, the governor has sent his samples for testing and awaiting the result.

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.”