Atiku who shared the news via his verified Twitter handle, stated that the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control), has been duly informed about the situation and that his son has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and Management.
“My son has tested positive for coronavirus,” he tweeted.
“The @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real,” he added.
Nigerians have now taken to different social media platform to react to the news including the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari.
Most importantly, I hope his son recovers fully from the infection. But hats off to Atiku for going public with it, helps to reduce possible stigmatisation and the general “it can’t happen to me” attitude. https://t.co/Cdc4FSC81g
— Akin Oyebode (@AO1379) March 23, 2020
If there’s anything this Atiku’s case has taught me, it’s d fact that KARMA is indeed a bitch. It doesn’t serve u what’s on d menu, it serves u what u deserve. None of our politicians ever thought a day would come where they’ll have to use d decayed health system they coursed us. pic.twitter.com/Vp9P1Mhc8P
— Mary Benson (@Marylinbeckas) March 23, 2020
Since the Coronavirus crisis started the @NCDCgov has NEVER mentioned any of their patient's name(s). NCDC will only announce they have a new case but won't reveal the identity. Why are you so particular about them announcing Atiku's son? Is he more important than other cases? https://t.co/Tx9FtgiIAP
— El Commandante (@MrLekanAdigun) March 23, 2020
Your Excellency, It’s with deep sense of concern that i extend my sincere prayers towards the quick recovery of your dear son. Allah renu en Amin. https://t.co/5jigOmv7Dp
— Aisha M. Buhari (@aishambuhari) March 22, 2020