Boss Mustapha

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, has disclosed on Sunday night that he and his wife have tested negative for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

In a statement he personally signed, Boss Mustapha said the tests were carried out after some members of his household tested positive for the disease.

Mustapha, who’s also Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, said he and his wife would remain in isolation and work from home in line with safety protocols.

He reminded Nigerians that COVID-19 is real and advised strict adherence to safety measures.

“I would like to inform the general public that some members of my household tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday evening,” the statement read.

“Although they are currently asymptomatic, they have been isolated and are receiving care in one of the government treatment centres.

“My wife and I tested negative, but will remain in self-isolation and work from home according to protocols by the health authorities.

“I would like to remind all Nigerians that COVID-19 is real. As the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced last week, we are recording an increase in cases across several states.

“Please stay safe and protect yourself. Adhere to all public health and safety measures so that we do not lose the gains we have made in the fight against COVID-19.

“As a family, we covet your prayers. Please Take Responsibility for yourself and to protect our country!”

Some staff of the SGF’s office have also been asked to proceed on self-isolation.