Former Governor of Ogun State Olusegun Osoba has reacted to the report of their possible contact with infected persons at George Oguntade’s birthday in London.
The ceremony, which was held on March 10, had in attendance the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, his wife, and other notable Nigerians.
Osoba, in an interview with the Punch, confirmed that two people, who attended the party, had died.
“Yes, I was at the party and it is true that two people had died but a lot of unnecessary alarm is being raised, although, I sympathise with the families of those who died.
“It does not follow that they contracted the virus at the party, they probably might have been carrying it in their bodies and manifested soon after the party.”
“But I was there and the party took place 15 days ago and if there is any virus in my body it should have manifested by now.
“I came back last Thursday almost a week today and as I landed I granted an interview to TVC at the airport, considering the action that the Lagos State Government has been taken, I announced that I will be going into self- isolation immediately.
“I have been in self-isolation since I returned from the UK and I have had no symptom, no cough, no fever nor itches in my throat and I have been keeping to the rules as given by the government of Lagos State that all of us who arrived from abroad should isolate ourselves for 14 days.”