Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar Communications in Thursday recounted his experience after recovering from the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Chief Dokpesi and two of his grandchildren were discharged from the University of Abuja Treatment Centre after testing negative for COVID-19 twice on Thursday.
In a statement, Chief Dokpesi said the experience acquainted him with the personal sacrifices many Nigerians are making to ensure that the COVID-19 pandemic is defeated.
He said: “The past weeks have provided us with a first-hand experience of the enormous challenge before us as a country. We are better acquainted with the personal sacrifices many Nigerians are making to ensure that we collectively defeat this pandemic.
“This cuts across the policy makers, the care providers and even the cleaners whose job puts them at constant risk of exposure.
“I am exceptionally indebted to God Almighty for keeping and protecting me and my entire family all through our isolation at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada Isolation Centre.
“I am most delighted to state that after the reconfirmation test, I have been confirmed NEGATIVE to COVID-19 and so DISCHARGED accordingly in the early hours of today – Thursday May 14, 2020.
“My gratitude goes to many Nigerians in the Country and in the Diaspora for their outpouring of concern and prayers.
“However, special mention must be made of the SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha & Chairman PTF, who not only sympathised with me & my family but also personally made both video & voice calls on several occasion to ascertain our well-being.”
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