Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama tests positive to coronavirus. Buhari wishes him well.

Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, has tested positive of the coronavirus.

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday night wished the Minister a speedy recovery.

In a statement by presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari described Onyeama as a tireless worker and a strong pillar of his administration.

He commended him for his contributions to efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 and boost the country’s economy.

President Buhari said: “I wish @GeoffreyOnyeama speedy recovery from Covid-19. Nigeria is eternally grateful for his diligence in attracting international support to defeat the pandemic and boost the economy. He has been a tireless worker and a strong pillar of our administration.”

The Minister, who had earlier disclosed that he was heading for isolation in a health facility, said he decided to take the COVID-19 test Saturday following a sign of throat irritation.

Onyeama, a member of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, had said: “I did my fourth COVID-19 test yesterday (Saturday) at the first sign of a throat irritation and unfortunately this time, it came back positive. That is life! Win some lose some. Heading for isolation in a health facility and praying for the best.”



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