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Nigeria’s seat of power — Presidential Villa, Abuja — hit by pangs of COVID-19

Following positive status of the aides, it is feared that the President might have been exposed to them in line of duty.

The transmission of corona virus by some aides of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, has been confirmed.
The aides including Buhari’s Aide-de-camp, Yusuf Dodo, Chief Security Officer, Aliyu Musa, the Permanent Secretary in the State House, Tijani Umar and the Senior Special Assistant on media, Malam Garba Shehu are believed to be infected by the virus.
Following positive status of the aides, it is feared that the President might have been exposed to them in line of duty.
Confirming his status, Garba Shehu said: “I have taken three vaccine jabs and still got the virus.
“I have been afflicted by the mild variant of the COVID-19. I felt okay from the beginning, maybe because one had received all three jabs, and right now, I feel 100 per cent. I just finished my hour-long running exercise.
“But the strange thing about this ailment is that it is the scientists, not you, that will say you are okay.
“Right now, I’m taking my prescriptions and isolating, and would go back for a test to ascertain if the virus is still here or it has left me. Thanks for your goodwill.”
Garba, however, declined to confirm the statuses of others including Information Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
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