Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun said he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus after he attended events in the capital Abuja.
At a press briefing today, Oyetola reported that his wife has also tested negative for the virus.
Oyetola verified his status as Abuja now has the second highest number of reported coronavirus cases in the country, after Lagos.
“Considering the fact that I was in Abuja for the better part of last week, as a way of leading by example, I have also subjected myself to test. My wife, because of her recent travel history also subjected herself to test. Both came back negative”.
Governor Oyetola thus appealed to citizens to take the necessary action to avoid any precarious transmission.
“I want to passionately encourage all returnees from UK, US, Europe, the West African Coast and indeed other high risk countries to self-isolate and submit themselves to test, so as to assist the government in containing the spread of the virus,”he said.