Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister tests positive for COVID-19, Buhari prays for speedy recovery

Geoffrey Onyeama
President Buhari and foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama. (File photo)

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, tested positive for COVID-19, and went into self isolation, on Sunday.

President Muhammadu Buhari, reacting to this development, has prayed for quick recovery of Onyeama, he described as a strong pillar of his administration.

Buhari made his feelings known in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja.

He commended him for working tirelessly to stem the spread of Coronavirus in the country as a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

ALSO READ: How Tolulope Arotile died — NAF preliminary investigative report (full text)

Buhari also lauded Onyeama for ensuring the safety of Nigerians abroad.

“The country is eternally grateful to Geoffrey Onyeama for his diligence in attracting international support for Nigeria to defeat the Coronavirus pandemic, and boost the economy.

“I wish him speedy recovery,” he said.

Onyeama had earlier on Sunday disclosed, via his Twitter handle, that he tested positive for the Coronavirus and has gone on self isolation.

He said: “Did my fourth COVID-19 test yesterday at the first sign of a throat irritation and unfortunately, this time, it came back positive.

“That is life! Win some, loose some. Heading for isolation in a health facility and praying for the best.”