Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday March 27, 2020, offered his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun State, as an Isolation Centre for the care of victims of the novel COVID-19.
In a statement by Kehinde Akinyemi, his spokesman, the former president was donating his 32-room facility to the Ogun state government for immediate takeover.
Obasanjo, according to Akinyemi, who was concerned about the continued spread of the disease, appealed to other prominent Nigerians to help out in any way they could, saying, “And I think those who can in one way or another assist in this situation should do so,” the statement quoted the former President as saying.
The standard facility is located off the Presidential Boulevard, Oke Sari, Abeokuta has each of the 32 rooms ensuite, with a standby generator.
Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed five new cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria on Friday evening, bringing the total to 70.
*** Iyke Nwabueze