The Federal Government has refused to speak on the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff (CoS), Abba Kyari who tested positive
The Federal Government has refused to speak on the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff (CoS), Abba Kyari who tested positive to coronavirus. Two ministers – Osagie Ehanire (Health) and Lai Mohammed (Information and Culture) – declined when asked saying that the health status is personal to every individual. They however said he is undergoing treatment at an undisclosed facility.
At separate news conferences, they both gave the list of ministers and top Presidency officials, including Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), who tested negative to the virus.
Some ministers and governors also announced yesterday that they tested negative to the virus. Ehanire said: “One aide of the President was tested and is in a secure government facility where he is being monitored and checked. I can tell you that the facility is inside Nigeria.
Declining to make available the identity of the presidential aide in question, the Health minister said: “I am not free to disclose to you anybody who tested and what their result was because these are personal issues. But, those persons are free to disclose.”
Mohammed said, “It is a pity that in this part of the world, we have no respect for the right of individual. I have no right to announce the status of anyone. When I went through the test yesterday, only my result was made available to me. I was not privy to others’ results. The issue is that we don’t have the right to say X has tested positive or A has tested negative.”