Presidency Reacts To Report Of Buhari’s Aide Being Positive For COVID-19

Garba Shehu
Garba Shehu

The Presidency, Wednesday, dismissed reports that one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s aides had tested positive for COVID-19, urging Nigerians to be wary of fake news peddlers.

It described as “utter falsehood and disgraceful lies”, a social media report, “which Wednesday (yesterday), claimed that the aide, Sarki Abba, tested COVID-19 positive.”

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said: “This report is sheer fabrication and brazen effort by the online news medium to mislead the public.

“Upon the directive of doctors and scientists and supervision of Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff, all staff working for and around the President, are routinely and rigorously checked for the virus.

“The Senior Special Assistant, Social Affairs and Domestic Matters, Sarki Abba, always tested negative.”

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