Obasanjo donates former residence for COVID-19 isolation centre as confirmed cases hit 81
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo
As cases of coronavirus continues to rise in the country, the former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday donated his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun State for use as an Isolation Centre.
Obasanjo, in a statement by his spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi, said the 32-room facility has been handed over to the Ogun state government for immediate takeover.
According to Akinyemi’s statement, Obasanjo was concerned about the pandemic.
“And I think those who can in one way or another assist in this situation should do so,” the statement quoted the former President as saying.
The facility, located off the Presidential Boulevard, Oke Sari, Abeokuta has each of the 32 rooms ensuite, with a standby generator.
Late Friday night the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 11 new cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing the total to 81.