President Muhammadu Buhari‘s persistent coughing has raised fears in Aso Villa despite testing negative to the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Presidential Intensive Care Unit inside Aso Villa has been activated and placed on standby after Buhari went into self-isolation on Tuesday evening, a top government source revealed to SaharaReporters.
It was gathered that all had not been the same in the Presidential Villa since Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, tested positive for the deadly virus.
All those who came in contact with the Chief of Staff since his return to the country had gone into self-isolation leading to the suspension of activities at the Villa.
According to the source, the Presidency was doing everything possible to protect Buhari and the first family hence the preparation of the Presidential ICU in case of an emergency arises.
The source also said that Abba Kyari was earlier denied the usage of the facility after Ministry of Health officials pointed out that crisis could arise should an emergency come up around Buhari.
Since returning from the trip abroad, Kyari has had contacts with several prominent persons including Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Babagana Kingibe, a prominent member of the ‘cabal’ and Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello.
Aliko Dangote, Governor Bello Masari of Katsina and Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, are among others that Kyari came in contact with.
Meanwhile, controversial Nigerian journalist, Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, is claiming that the President is very sick after contact with his chief-of-staff, Abba Kyari.
“#BREAKING UPDATE is that Prez @MBuhari is very sick with persistent coughing. A ventilator has been brought in from a hospital to set up a makeshift ICU to treat our Commander-in-Chief. He had contact with his Chief of staff Mr Kyari who tested positive for CORONAVIRUS #COVID19. Pls, pray for Mr President.”