The Federal Government declined on Thursday to speak on the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff (CoS), Abba Kyari.
Two ministers – Osagie Ehanire (Health) and Lai Mohammed (Information and Culture) – declined when asked by reporters.
They said the health status is personal to every individual.
At separate news conferences in Abuja yesterday, they gave the list of ministers and top Presidency officials, including Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), who tested negative to the virus.
Some ministers and governors also announced yesterday that they tested negative to the virus. Ehanire said:
“One aide of the President was tested and is in a secure government facility where he is being monitored and checked. I can tell you that the facility is inside Nigeria.
Declining to make available the identity of the presidential aide in question, the Health minister said:
“I am not free to disclose to you anybody who tested and what their result was because these are personal issues. But, those persons are free to disclose.”
Source: News update