Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is fine even though some of his aides tested positive for COVID-19.
Confirming that some of the presidential aides are on self-isolation after testing positive to COVID-19, Adesina stated that they are not immune to happenings around them.
He said in an interview on Channels Television;
“Well, what I like to say is that presidential aides are just human. They can fall sick. If anything happens to human beings, it can also happen to presidential aides. The fact that we are presidential aides does not make us to be immune to certain things.
“If there is a virus that is ravaging society. Well, it can touch anybody. So, Mallam Garba Shehu has confirmed that, yes, he tested positive but he said it’s mild. And I believe that by now, because it’s happened since Wednesday, by now, he should almost have beaten it if he had not beat it already. There is no cause for alarm.”
When asked how he was holding up since he had contact with Shehu, he said:
“Well, I also believe God for the best. If it happens, I’ll recover. So, that’s it.”
Adesina who was asked to reveal the number of presidential aides who have been infected with the disease, he said in response;
“No. That will not be within my purview to discuss maybe if you get the Presidential doctor or anybody in the medical side, they will tell you, I wouldn’t know because, it is a private thing. If it happens to anybody, it’s between that person and possibly the doctor. It’s not going to be general knowledge. So I may not be able to say.”
When asked if the President is isolating after being exposed to the disease, he said;
“Well, I think Mr. President is quite fine, he is doing his normal routine, following his normal schedule. But if anybody close to him tests positive, that person is required to stay away till he tests again, and he test negative. So, Mr. President, is following his normal schedule and routine.”