Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has warned that COVID-19 is real after testing positive for the virus.
The governor said this in a video clip from where he was observing self-isolation.
Mr Fayemi’s chief press secretary Olayinka Oyebode made the vieo available to reporters on Thursday.
The governor expressed delight at the outpouring of love, prayers and solidarity since he made his COVID-19 positive status known on Wednesday.
“I shared on my Twitter handle my COVID-19 results which came out to be positive. I have decided to do this for the generality of Ekiti people and to reassure everyone that I am okay,” he said.
“I have basically isolated myself, which is the protocol, but only see my doctor. I want to tell our people that COVID-19 is real. If there are people out there who still think there is nothing like that, it is real.
“So, it is important you wear your face masks, wash your hands regularly and maintain social distancing at every opportunity and keep to yourself, that is the least we can do.
“We can only care, it is God who heals. I thank our people for their solidarity and effusive messages of prayers that I have received across Ekiti, Nigeria and even from outside Nigeria.
“I shall come out of this health challenge and be physically back to duty to render services to Ekiti. Thank you,” he said.