Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has announced that he tested negative for the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
The minister made the announcement in a press statement issued on Sunday by his Special Assistant on Media, Sarah Sanda.
Onyeama also denied rumours that he may have been infected with the dreaded disease.
The statement added that Onyeama is a member of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and all the members were recently tested and all found to be negative.
She said, “It has come to the attention of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, that a fabricated and malicious report is circulating in social and print media alleging that the two claimed cases of Covid-19 recently reported in Enugu were the Minister and his Personal Assistant.”
“The Minister and his aide were in Abuja at all material times. Furthermore, the Minister is a member of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and all the members were recently tested and all found to be negative.”
“The authors of this act are well known as is their motive; to embarrass and spread alarm and panic during a national emergency.”
“For that reason as well as to curb this kind of criminal behaviour, the matter has been brought to the attention of the law enforcement agencies for investigation and severe sanctions as a deterrence for the future.”