Wife of Nigeria’s President, Aisha Buhari has joined the train of people sympathizing with former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar after he announced that his son tested positive to coronavirus on Sunday night.
Although the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC is yet to add Atiku’s son to the record, the former Vice President himself made the announcement about son’s status via his Twitter handle, He tweeted:
“My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real.”
Mrs. Buhari prayed for the recovery of the politician’s son.
“Your Excellency, It’s with deep sense of concern that I extend my sincere prayers towards the quick recovery of your dear son. Allah renu en Amin”, she tweeted.
Some other Nigerians also commended Atiku for the public disclosure of his son’s health status.
Oby Ezekwesili, the two-time former minister of solid minerals and education said the announcement will become helpful, imploring authorities to heighten awareness as a result of it.
She briefly wrote that: “that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar informed the public that his son tested positive to Coronavirus, is hugely helpful to everyone. Lagos state Government and Federal Ministry of Health and all of us should leverage this to create more awareness that this is real.”
I commend Vice President Atiku Abubakar for his transparency and leadership at what must be a very difficult time for him and his family. I wish his son speedy recovery”, Dr. Joe Abah, a former Director-General of Bureau of Public Service Reforms, also registered.
So far, over 35 cases have been confirmed in Abuja, Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti states as the numbers are still ticking high.