Covid-19: Dep Chair Confab Of Nigerian Speakers Narrates Ordeal, Confirms Pandemic Real

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA:

Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria and Speaker of the  Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has narrated his recent ordeal with the Covid -19 pandemic.

Oborevwori, who said he has been down  with Covid -19, disclosed that he is now back on his feet, hale and  hearty.

The Delta Speaker expressed gratitude to God, the state Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the first family and Deltans  for their support and prayers, saying Covid -19 is real and advised that people should not joke with  it.

According to the Speaker, in a Press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Dennis Otu; “Weeks ago,  I experienced overt Covid 19 related symptoms and promptly self isolated before opting for Covid 19 test.  The test result came out positive and medical officials began treatment. After some weeks and days  of  treatment, subsequent tests were ran on me. Am grateful to God to announce that the last results  came out NEGATIVE”. 

“As  it is, the symptoms are gone and I am now hale and hearty. I want to specially thank God Almighty for restoring my health through the medical personel who are doing a great job”, he said.

The Speaker added that;  “I also want to salute His Excellency the Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the first family and Deltans for their prayers, support and the unflinching demonstration of love to me in this trying time. Thank you all”.

Rt Hon Oborevwori used the  opportunity to reaffirm that Covid 19 is real, saying that;   I am a living testimony. I advise Deltans and all residents in the state to diligently observe the prescribed protocols by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC); the Presidential Taskforce on Covid 19 and the state guidelines”.

He also said;  “Avoid mass gatherings as much as possible; wash your hands regularly with soap and running water; wear face mask in public and keep social distancing. Once again, I emphasise that Covid 19 is real. Don’t joke about it please. Thank you all and God bless you. Stay safe”.

 Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State  Legislatures in  Nigeria,  Rt. Hon. Abubakar Suleiman, has felicitated with the Deputy Chairman of the Conference and Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori  for surviving Covid -19.

 He wrote in a message to his Colleagues entitled ” Mixture  of Sorrow and Joy” that; ” We wish to sadly inform Rt Hon Speakers that the Deputy Chairman of the Conference and Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly; Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has been down with Covid-19. He tested positive some weeks ago and went for admission in a hospital in the  State”.

“Accordingly, we are glad to announce that he has fully recovered from the Virus”, he added.

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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