Mohammed Atiku, the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has stated that he is recuperating well.
He made this known via his father’s official Twitter handle in a 5 minute video that was shot from the University Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada.
He said, “On the 20th of March, I tested positive for COVID-19 and later that night I was brought to the isolation centre at the Abuja University Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada.
“I’ve been here for about twelve days and I hope to be out soon. I decided to make this video so I can talk about my experience and I hope it will be of value to people out there, Nigerians in particular.
“In the first few days when I came here, I was asymptomatic but I was nervous. I had a high level of anxiety and a little bit of trauma, it was a fairly difficult few days especially being the index case in Abuja. I think that was the main challenge.
“But day by day, I grew stronger thanks to prayers and support I got from a vast array of Nigerians, many people I don’t even know but of course my family and friends, associate have been supporting.
He also called on Nigerians to desist from spreading fake news about carriers of the disease as it compounds the sufferer’s problem and to do well in cooperating with the government.
“It compounds your problems if you are in a vulnerable situation. Perhaps coming from a politically exposed family, I didn’t really feel that pain as much but for people who are more vulnerable. It could really affect their health and their immune system as well.
“So let me urge people out there to be very circumspect with how they treat information. Let them be careful about spreading information that is false. These things aggravate health conditions.”