Beyond the governor’s wife earlier reported is actually a wave of Covid-19 infection that has hit Benue State in central Nigeria. In the latest listing, the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Anthony Ijohor; Cbief of Staff to the Governor, Hon. Terwase Orbunde, the Head of Service, Mrs Victoria Onyeke and the First Lady, Mrs Eunice Ortom have also confirmed their status as being positive.
They are all sending explicit messages. “I have gone into total isolation as required by the protocols and I have started treatment as advised by medical officials. By the grace of God, I am asymptomatic (not feeling any symptoms of the disease) at the moment” said the SSG, Prof Ijohor, for example.
But another lockdown of the state is not in sight yet as the state governor is saying that might only come up when the state Action Committee on COVID-19 sits later next week and reviews the situation.
In an earlier report, Intervention took note of what it calls the sobering message from Mrs Eunice Ortom whose result showed a Covid-19 positive status yesterday. She is telling all who care to listen that Covid-19 is real. It is considered a significant message in an environment where there has been a bare reckoning with that reality.