Few days after he contracted COVID-19, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, says he has recovered from the virus attack.
Garba had confirmed contracting coronavirus and was self-isolating.
Announcing this on his Facebook page, the former President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors was thankful to Allah for the “speedy recovery.”
He wrote: “I thank Almighty Allah for my speedy recovery from COVID-19. My prayers and deepest respect are for all of you, who prayed, called or texted expressing your concerns for me.
“May all of our countrymen and women still afflicted with the virus fight this scourge with all their might and get well soon.”
Persecondnews.com had on December 26 reported some aides of President Muhammadu Buhari contracted the virus at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The aides included 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.
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, who has since denied being tested positive for the virus.