Just in: Ekiti governor, Fayemi, contracts COVID-19


The Ekiti State goverrnor and chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum, has tested positive for COVID-19.

He disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday. Fayemi unlike Ondo State goverrnor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, said he would be handing over to his deputy, Adebisi Egbeyemi.

Fayemi had tweeted,“I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. I’m generally ok and I’m already self-isolating at home and receiving the best of care from my medical team. I’m delegating critical tasks to my deputy but will continue routine duty from home.”

He becomes the eighth governor to test positive for Covid-19.

Others who had been hit by the virus include Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi; Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu

Others were Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and his Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir el-Rufai.


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