Breaking: Abia Governor Orders Deputy To Take Charge As He Tests Positive For Covid-19

Abia governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has directed his Deputy, Ude Chukwu , to be acting on his behalf after been tested positive for Covid-19.

The state Commissioner for Information , John Kalu , made this known in a statement on Monday .

The commissioner said the governor who has been tasted for coronavirus has since gone into isolation as required by the protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and has directed his Deputy to he acting on his behalf pending his recovery and resumption of duties.

The Commissioner also said that that on Saturday, 30 th May , 2020 , Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID- 19 test and subsequently directed members of the state Executive Council and those of the inter – ministerial committee on COVID- 19 to submit themselves for the same test, after which the result of the governor came out positive after the second test.

He however, assured the citizens of Abia state not to panic as the governor is being managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health .

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