Adamawa Senator, Binos Dauda Yaroe has become the first public official in the state to declare his status as regards the coronavirus disease that has put the world on its toes.
The senator who is representing Adamawa southern senatorial zone, said he did not test positive for the Coronavirus disease after a test carried out by officials of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control Control in Abuja.
The senator in a chat with journalists in Yola says it became necessary for him to clear the air of some rumours making the rounds that he tested positive for the virus. Binos said he personally decided to self quarantine for fourteen days in view of his exposure in the course of his duty as a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria.
He further states that at the end of the 14 days, he submitted himself to officials of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for test and confirmation, and that the result came negative.
“The NCDC has interviewed me, and on the basis that I am not symptomatic after the mandatory self isolation, has seen no need to conduct further tests and subsequently has relieved me of all apprehensions.
Senator Binos further explains that he had no prior contact with anyone that had tested positive. He said “I placed myself on my own volition in self-isolation in the interest of myself, my family, friends and community even before the test.”
“I did not stay in or visit any hotel contrary to rumours making the rounds as concocted and championed by known mischief makers purely to tarnish my image and defame me,”
He urged his constituents not to listen to the rumors even as he stressed that he is free of the virus.
He further appealed to all citizens to always wash their hands with soap under running water and use hand sanitizers to avoid contracting the disease, urging them to obey all stay at home instructions of the government.