By Austin Ajayi. Yola
Senator Binos Dauda Yeroe, has finally lay to rest the rumors that he may have tested positive to the dreaded coronavirus .
The Senator informed the public that he has tested negative to the Coronavirus to dispel the rumors that he was running away from been tested noting that as a public servant and someone accountable to his constituents, he found it consistent with the duty of his office to quarantine for fourteen days and submit samples for testing to the NCDC, due to the nature of his responsibility as a senator.
Binos who made this known in a news briefing, Wednesday, in Yola, Adamawa state called on the members of his constituents and the entire people of Adamawa to obey government instructions and maintain good personal hygiene in combating the pandemic, he declare that his test result for Coronavirus was negative.
He explained that leaders must give the public examples to follow in dealing with the pandemic by maintain good hygiene habits.
Binos said, “ I am Rev. Binos Dauda Yaroe, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representing Adamawa South Senatorial District.
“I am compelled to make this broadcast to clarify that in view of my exposure in the course of my duties as a Senator, I elected to self-isolate for 14 days due to the prevailing coronavirus pandemic and as directed by the leadership of the Senate.
“At the expiration of the 14 days, I submitted myself again to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for examination.
“The NCDC has interviewed me, and on the basis that I am not symptomatic after the mandatory self isolation, has seen no need to conduct further tests and subsequently has relieved me of all apprehensions.”
He added that, “Let me emphasise that I had no prior contact with anyone that had tested positive.
“I placed myself on my own volition in self-isolation in the interest of myself, my family, friends and community even before the NCDC advised self isolation .
“During my self-isolation, I did not stay in, or visit any hotel contrary to the rumours making the rounds as concocted and championed by known mischief makers purely to tarnish my image and defame me.
“I urge all well-wishers to discountenance all rumours. I am glad to say that I am fine and free of the virus.
“I urge you all to live clean. Live righteously.
“Live prayerfully. Wash your hands with soap and water. Use hand sanitizers. Obey all stay at home instructions of the government and take personal responsibility for your well-being and that of loved ones.
The senator is the first of all politically elected officer from the state to publicly declare his/her Coronavirus status.
The continuous silence of the state government and other public office holders, over their status has cast doubts in the heart of the people of the state.