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We are not aware that Abba Kyari is in Lagos – Lagos govt

The Lagos State government on Tuesday, March 31, has said the state government was not aware that the Chief of Staff to the Nigeria’s President, Abba Kyari is in Lagos.

The government disclosed that Lagos State does not know the location of Abba Kyari.

Recall that Abba Kyari, tested positive of Coronavirus (COVID-19) last week and was reported to have been transported to Lagos state for treatment on Monday afternoon.

He was transferred from Abuja to Lagos to continue his treatment for coronavirus.

Kyari was conveyed to Nigeria’s commercial hub in an air ambulance, Daily Trust reports.

But in a reaction to the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday, saying the Lagos State government was not aware of the Chief of Staff to the President was in Lagos.

The Commissioner said this on Tuesday while fielding questions from journalists.

He, however, noted that he is unaware of Mr. Kyari’s current location but the two are in constant communication over strategic issues.

“I’m not aware of the Chief of Staff’s itinerary, so I don’t know where he.” he said.

“We exchange messages on WhatsApp but from WhatsApp, you can’t tell where somebody is.

Abayomi further said that the chief of staff, Abba Kyari has made a full recovery,

“We are exchanging information but I haven’t asked him for his location. He seems well and happy and we are exchanging information on strategic issues. It has been a long time we talked about his health; I presume he has made a full recovery.”

The Commissioner also said that most of COVID-19 victims at the isolation centers are currently experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of the illness and at such do not require ventilators any longer.

“Most of our patients are experiencing a very mild to moderate degree of illness; in fact, we don’t have anybody that requires ventilation at the moment which is a symptom of what we will describe as severe disease.”

“If we are to put some percentages on the 66 cases, about 33 of them are showing mild symptoms, the remaining 33 are showing moderate disease symptoms just characterised by severe fever, feeling weak, some coughing, headaches and body pains. It is not extending to affect the organs such that we have lung or kidney failure.” Abayomi said.

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Ilesanmi Adekanbi

Ilesanmi Adekanbi is a Journalist by profession. He has been working in the Nigeria media industry for the past 6 years. He holds several professional certificates. contact me on email: [email protected]

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