Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has donated his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, to be used as an isolation centre for victims of the ongoing coronavirus disease.
Obasanjo’s special assistant media, Kehinde Akinyemi, who confirmed the development on Friday, said the former president was concerned about the pandemic, and has since handed over the 32-room facility to the Ogun government for immediate use.
“And I think those who can in one way or another assist in this situation should do so,” Mr Obasanjo was quoted as having said.
The facility located off the Presidential Boulevard, Oke Sari, Abeokuta has each of the 32 rooms ensuite, with a standby generator.
Meanwhile, Ogun State has recorded three cases of the coronavirus that is currently 81 in Nigeria, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).