Buhari Reacts as Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Catches Coronavirus

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 20 – President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the news that Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Mr. Onyeama announced on Sunday that he had tested positive for the virus after his fourth COVID-19 test.

“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,” he tweeted.

In a statement on his Twitter handle, Buhari described Onyeama as a strong pillar of his administration and commended him for his contributions to efforts to containing the spread of Covid-19 and also ensuring the safety of Nigerians abroad as a member of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.

“I wish @GeoffreyOnyeama speedy recovery from Covid-19. Nigeria is eternally grateful for his diligence in attracting international support to defeat the pandemic and boost the economy. He has been a tireless worker and strong pillar of our administration.

“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 said.

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