Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday, March 27; announced that his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun State has been released for use as isolation centre for victims of the dreaded coronavirus disease.
Obasanjo said the 32-room facility has been handed over to the Ogun State Government for immediate takeover.
This was confirmed by his Special Assistant on Media; Kehinde Akinyemi who confirmed the development.
He further explained that the former President was concerned about the pandemic.
He quoted Obasanjo to have said: “I think those who can in one way or another assist in this situation do so.”
The facility, located off the Presidential Boulevard, Oke Sari, Abeokuta has each of the 32 rooms ensuite with a standby generator.
Meanwhile, the presidency has defended the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians on the coronavirus pandemic.
This was after nationwide rant on President Buhari; regarding his refusal to allay the fears of the populace on the pandemic meanwhile.
However, a presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, while speaking on a Channels Television programme on Thursday, March 26; said Buhari’s silence is a ‘style’.
“It’s a matter of style,” Adesina said.
“If you go back to school you will remember in Stylistic class we were told that is idiosyncratic; which means it differs from person to person. The style that A adopts may not be the one that B adopts. There is no style we can call the style for everybody. Everybody is at liberty to adopt a style that suits him.
“The style our president has adopted is to set up a presidential Taskforce committee headed by the SGF which meets regularly. You have the health minister; grant go briefs; the minister of state health who also briefs; the NCDC also briefs; there is no lack of information.”