VIDEO: Why Dokpesi says COVID-19 patients may be suffering from malaria after recovering from virus

Raymond Dokpesi
Raymond Dokpesi leaving the isolation centre

Nigeria’s business mogul and founder of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, has said that Nigeria’s coronavirus patients may be suffering from malaria, narrating his experience after recovering from COVID-19 infection.

Dokpesi, the Chairman of AIT, a subsidiary of his DAAR Communications, said this in a viral video on Thursday after he tested negative and was discharged from the isolation centre together with some members of his family who had been positive to COVID-19.


The TV proprietor was discharged alongside two of his grandchildren, while other family members awaited their test results.

Dokpesi, his daughter-in-law and six other family members had, contracted the coronavirus infection a fortnight ago, just days after his son contracted the highly infectious virus.

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Narrating his experience, also in a statement released on Thursday, Dokpesi, said in the past two weeks at the treatment centre, he had gathered a first-hand experience of the enormous challenge before Nigeria in its COVID-19 fight.

“With well thought-out policies and highly-coordinated investment in the health system. Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19 may become the catalyst for the much-needed reform in the health sector.

“I am exceptionally indebted to God Almighty for keeping and protecting me and my entire family all through our isolation at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada Isolation Centre.

“We are better acquainted with the personal sacrifices many Nigerians are making to ensure that we collectively defeat this pandemic. This cuts across the policymakers, the care providers and even the cleaners whose job puts them at constant risk of exposure,” Dokpesi, also a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic (PDP), said.