Concerns over governor Ortom’s health as wife, son, multiple staff test positive for COVID-19


There are concerns over the health of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom after his wife and son tested positive to COVID-19.

1st News can report that a number of staff attached to Eunice Ortom; wife of the Benue governor, have also tested positive to the dreaded virus.

The Ortoms had been subjected to routine screening by officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Consequently, the results had returned positive for members of the Benue first family.

Equally important, the development was disclosed by Mrs. Ortom in a personally signed statement on Friday night; a copy of which was sighted by 1st News.

“A few moments ago this evening, I received my result from the tests earlier carried out on me and others by NCDC personnel on routine screening at House, Makurdi which returned that I and my son, and some staff are COVID-19 positive.”

Nevertheless, Mrs. Ortom revealed that she had proceeded on self-isolation; along with her son and all affected staff. Further, she has also advised all persons she had recently come in contact with to submit for screening.


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