Breaking… Edo Assembly Speaker Tests Positive To Coronavirus, Obaseki In Self-Isolation

The speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Frank Okiye has tested positive for coronavirus, Daily Trust reports.

The information was disclosed by the Edo state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu while briefing journalists today, March 25.

According to Shaibu, Edo state is already taking measures to tackle further spread of the virus in the state.

Meanwhile, the governor of the state Godwin Obaseki has gone into self-isolation after he had contact with the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive for coronavirus, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has gone into self-isolation.

The governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie disclosed this in a statement today

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 and National Economic Council meetings. He also visited Mr. Kyari.”

He said the governor showed no symptoms of the virus but has taken the necessary precaution to self-isolate to protect people that may otherwise come in contact with him.