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Presidency Rubbishes Report On Sarki Abba Being COVID-19 Positive

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Garba Shehu

The Presidency has rubbished a report which says that presidential aide, Sarki Abba, tested positive for COVID-19.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, who issued a statement advised the public to disregard the report which emanated from an online newspaper.

He also revealed that the routine COVID-19 tests carried out on all staff working for the president has always come out negative for Sarki Abba.

The statement reads: “We react to the utter falsehood and disgraceful lies, a report by so-called digital newspaper which, Wednesday, claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari‚Äôs aide, Sarki Abba is COVID-19 positive.

“This report is sheer fabrication and brazen effort by the online news medium to mislead the public.

“Upon the directive of doctors and scientists and supervision of Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff, all staff working for and around the President, are routinely and rigorously checked for the virus.

“The Senior Special Assistant, Social Affairs and Domestic Matters, Sarki Abba, always tested negative.

“The general public is hereby advised to ignore such stories that are intended to mislead the people and create unnecessary anxiety about the safety of the President.

“Don’t let yourself to be manipulated by any medium that thrives on yellow journalism and specialises in peddling fake news in the desperate quest for the market and donor money”.

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