Buhari Wishes Onyeama Speedy Recovery, Describes Minister as Administration’s Strong Pillar

Muhammadu Buhari

By Omololu Ogunmade

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday night wished the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, who went into isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 on Sunday a speedy recovery.

A statement by presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said Buhari described Onyeama as a strong pillar of his administration and commended him for his contributions to efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 and also ensuring the safety of Nigerians abroad as a member of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19,

“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,” the president was quoted.

Onyeama had announced his positive status through his verified Twitter account, @GeoffreyOnyeama, Sunday.

The minister who disclosed that he was heading for isolation in a health facility, said he decided to take the COVID-19 test Saturday following a sign of a throat irritation.

“I 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 lose some. Heading for isolation in a health facility and praying for the best,” Onyeama said.