The senator representing Adamawa South senatorial zone, Rev Binos Dauda Yaroe has in a statewide broadcast Thursday, said he has been certified COVID-19 free by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
Yaroe noted that the broadcast became expedient because of his exposure as a Nigerian senator and for the sake of being accountable to Nigerians particularly his constituency.
He noted that immediately news of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria broke out, he decided to on his own volition to self-isolate for two weeks as directed by the senate leadership so as to safeguard himself, family, friends and Nigerians from the pangs of the deadly disease as required of any patriotic citizen.
” I am compelled to make this broadcast to clarify that in view of my exposure in the course of my duties as a Senator, I elected to self-isolate for 14 days due to the prevailing coronavirus pandemic and as directed by the leadership of the Senate.
” At the expiration of the 14 days, I submitted myself again to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for examination. The NCDC has interviewed me, and on the basis that I am not symptomatic after the mandatory self isolation, has seen no need to conduct further tests and subsequently has relieved me of all apprehensions,” he said.
The senator noted that prior to his induced self-isolation, he has no contact with anyone that had tested positive.
” I placed myself on my own volition in self isolation in the interest of myself, my family, friends and community even before the NCDC advised self isolation .
” During my self isolation, I did not stay in, or visit any, hotel contrary to the rumours making the rounds as concocted and championed by known mischief makers purely to tarnish my image and defame me.
” I urge all well wishers to discountenance all rumours. I am glad to say that I am fine and free of the virus,” Yaroe added.
He called on Nigerians to live clean, righteously and prayerfully urging them to wash their hands with soap and water and also embrace the use of hand sanitizers and obey the stay at home order of the government as it is meant to protect the lives of all and sundry.