Posu sets the record straight
A REJOINDER : Covid 19 update. He died at ASCON in Badagry, Lagos State…..
Our attention has been drawn to a post on Facebook by one Mark Akande, the owner of SHACO – NGO, surmising that the late Abba Kyari died in Badagry.
Ordinarily, the post deserves to be ignored in its entirety given that the owner of the account to whom the post is credited does not command any serious relevance and shouldn’t be glorified unnecessarily.
However, because of the trying times we are and the need to guide against any fabricated lies as well as the need to manage information properly on one hand and to also save the integrity of our community, Badagry which is well known for age-long peace and tranquility on the other hand , it has become naturally important to clear the coast on this issue.
Going by the aforementioned, it becomes important to state here that the Lagos State Government, through its Commissioner for Health, Prof. Abayomi, has since issued a statement to inform well – meaning Nigerians as to the late Kyari’s place of death.
In a statement issued, he said: “Mallam Abba Kyari died from complications of Coronavirus infection at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos. This hospital is a Lagos State designated high care, biosecurity-compliant, COVID-19 facility, accredited by the Health Facility Management and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) of the Lagos State Ministry of Health.
“As a basis for accreditation, First Cardiology Consultants established a separate specialist wing with staff dedicated to the treatment of complicated cases of COVID-19, under the supervision of the Lagos State COVID-19 emergency response team”.
We therefore inform all Badagrians to ignore any information capable of bringing panic to the community.
While we urge everyone to maintain peace, order and adhere to the COVID-19 related instructions, we implore you to treat any information suggesting that the late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari died in Badagry as absolutely untrue.
It’s a lie from the pit of hell concocted to disrepute Badagry.
We believe we shall all triumph against this our common enemy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the late Chief of Staff and may his soul rest in peace.
Posu, Joseph Sewanu,
Personal Assistant on Legislative Matters to :
Hon. Olanrewaju Ibrahim Layode(OIL)
Member, Lagos State House of Assembly, (Badagry Constituency 1)
Sunday April 19, 2020.