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All Those Publicizing Their COVID-19 Test Results Should Also Make Their HIV Status Public – Wike

Wike criticised governors who declared COVID-19 test results public.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says that all those politicising their coronavirus (COVID-19) test results should also make public their HIV Status.

All Those Publicizing Their COVID-19 Test Results Should Also Make Their HIV Status Public - Wike 1

The governor stated this on Friday, April 17, 2020, while addressing a press conference at Government House in Port Harcourt.

Wike accused governors of politicising the COVID-19 pandemic by announcing the test results of patients so as to attract Nigerians.

“We were the first state to close down borders before other states followed and started doing publicity,” he said.

“Everything is politicised in Nigeria. Governors, commissioners will go for a test and will tell the world they are positive /negative to attract publicity but nobody has gone for an HIV test to declare their status.

“Everything we publicise to attract Nigerians. Testing negative has become news now. For us in Rivers state, this thing is immaterial.

“There are states that have been singled out to be punished. In Abuja, a trailer was mobbed but if it was in Rivers State there would have been headlines that the state is not safe.

“All those politicising COVID-19, saying they tested Positive and now Negative, they should also make public their HIV Status.”

The governor, who also lamented about the non-compliance of government companies to lockdown orders, said he is fully prepared for legal battle against ExxonMobil.

Governor Wike vowed that he would prosecute ExxonMobil for flouting the coronavirus lockdown order, by bringing in 22 persons into the state without authorisation.

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