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Coronavirus: Atiku’s Son Never Attended Jum’at Prayer, Clubs, Media Aide Clarifies

Paul Ibe

Paul Ibe,  Media aide to Atiku Abubakar, has clarified that Atiku’s son who is now undergoing treatment for coronavirus never attended club activities nor joined congregational Friday prayer.In a statement today, March 23 reacting to what he called “false narratives,” Paul Ibe said that Atiku son returned to the country on 17th March via Switzerland from some business engagements in France and Switzerland.According to the spokesman, Atiku son, whose name is yet to be disclosed,  attended a private meeting of six persons same day in Lagos, stayed in his private house for the night and took an Aero 5.20pm flight to Abuja on the 18th.
He said that the coronavirus infected son did not travel with his family or any other but travelled alone by Emirates Airline, adding that he wore face mask as a precautionary measure since his arrival in Nigeria.Atiku son, Paul Ibe said, did not show symptoms of infection and voluntarily placed a call to NCDC on arrival in Abuja late on the 18th to inform them he had returned from COVID-19 prone country and desired to be tested.”On the 19th, NCDC took his blood sample which result came positive on the 20th. He subsequently went into self isolation to protect his family within his own house.
“Meantime, his son has since tested negative while his wife’s result is being awaited. The two persons are currently in self isolation.”We urge members of the public to disregard the perfidious information that the case accessed open locations. He was not at Play Lounge nor any other club in Abuja as being mischievously bandied about.”The case (Atiku’s son) neither attended the Friday Jumu’a prayers nor any social gathering until his evacuation to Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital on the 20th where he is being treated and managed.
“We thank Nigerians for their prayers and support through this difficult time. Once again, it needs to be restated that the risk and danger of #COVID19 is real. Ensure you follow the World Health Organization and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines on how to stay safe.”

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