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Former President Olusegun Obasnjo has evealed that he once tested positive for the COVID-19 and he adopted MMG to ward- off the fears associated with the virus.
He explained MMG as “My mind and God”.
Obasanjo disclosed this on Friday when he spoke at a colloquium themed: “Reflection on Governance and Changes for Post Pandemic Leadership in Africa” held in the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Ampi- theatre, Abeokuta, Ogun state.
The event was put together to celebrate the Ex- president on the occasion of his 84th birthday.
He said when he tested positive for the virus, another test was conducted on him within three days and the result returned negative.
“It will surprise you that I tested positive for COVID-19. I called them to come and test me. They came on a Saurday, I didn’t get the result till Wednesday and it came out positive but I didn’t see any symptoms,” Obasanjo said.
“When they came three days after, they tested me and said I am negative, that is three days after I tested positive.
“My daughter, Iyabo, is an epidemiologist and I called her to explain. She said maybe they tested me at the later stage of being positive.
“I told her I had no symptoms and she said it could be a faulty result. But I tested positive. Since then I have been tested three times and the test came back negative. So, if you want to come near me, you can come near me.
“It is nothing to worry about. When I tested positive, my household ran from me. I told them to stay in their place while I stayed in mine.”