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Minister of police affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has gone into self-isolation as one of the guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The minister took the precautionary step after meeting his foreign affairs counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, who has since tested positive to COVID-19.
The spokesman, police affairs ministry, Seyi Odutayo, told journalists that Dingyadi is taking the measure based on possible exposure to the virus after meeting Onyeama.
His words: “I can confirm that the minister met with his foreign affairs counterpart last Thursday and following the announcement that Mr Geoffrey Onyeama tested positive for the virus, the minister of police affairs has also decided to go into isolation in compliance with the NCDC guidelines.”
Also, senior officials and staff of the ministries of foreign affairs and police affairs may also undergo mandatory testing for COVID-19 for possible exposure.
Apart from Dingyadi, other prominent persons like Senator Aliyu Wammako and some foreign diplomats met with Onyeama last week.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari over the weekend, reacted to the news that Onyeama tested positive to COVID-19.
The president, in a tweet on Sunday, July 19, wished the minister a speedy recovery from the dreaded virus.
“I wish Geoffrey Onyeama speedy recovery from Covid-19. Nigeria is eternally grateful for his diligence in attracting international support to defeat the pandemic and boost the economy.