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Delta Speaker, Oborevwori narrates experience with COVID-19


By Ebi Perekeme

The Speaker of the  Delta  State House of Assembly,  Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has narrated his Covid -19 experience and expressed gratitude to God, the state Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa,  the first family and Deltans for their support and prayers, saying Covid-19 is real and advised that people should not joke with it.

Narrating his experience  in  a Press Statement by his Chief Press  Secretary,  Mr  Dennis  Otu, Hon. Oborevwori who  is also the Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, said he has been down  with Covid-19, but now back on his feet, hale and  hearty.

According to the Speaker; “Weeks ago, I experienced overt Covid 19 related symptoms and promptly self isolated before opting for Covid 19 test. The test result came out positive and medical officials began treatment. After some weeks and days of treatment, subsequent tests were ran on me. I’m grateful to God to announce that the last results  came out NEGATIVE”.

“As it is, the symptoms are gone and I am now hale and hearty. I want to specially thank God Almighty for restoring my health through the medical personel who are doing a great job”, he said.

The Speaker added that; “I also want to salute His Excellency the Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the first family and Deltans for their prayers, support and the unflinching demonstration of love to me in this trying time. Thank you all”.

Rt Hon Oborevwori used the  opportunity to reaffirm that Covid 19 is real, saying that; I am a living testimony. I advise Deltans and all residents in the state to diligently observe the prescribed protocols by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC); the Presidential Taskforce on Covid 19 and the state guidelines”.

He also said;  “Avoid mass gatherings as much as possible; wash your hands regularly with soap and running water; wear face mask in public and keep social distancing. Once again, I emphasise that Covid 19 is real. Don’t joke about it please. Thank you all and God bless you. Stay safe”.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in  Nigeria, Rt Hon   Abubakar Suleiman,  has felicitated with the Deputy Chairman of the Conference and Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori  for surviving Covid -19.

He wrote in a message to his Colleagues entitled ” Mixture  of Sorrow and Joy” that; “We wish to sadly inform Rt Hon Speakers that the Deputy Chairman of the Conference and Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly; Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has been down with Covid-19. He tested positive some weeks ago and went for admission in a hospital in the  State”.

“Accordingly, we are glad to announce that he has fully recovered from the Virus”, he added.

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