There is tension in Anambra State, following Governor Willie Obiano’s isolation for the past eleven days.
This was confirmed on Monday in Awka by the Secretary to the government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Primus Odili, while briefing reporters.
However, the duo maintained that the Governor had not developed any form of symptoms since then, adding “he is hale and hearty ”
They said Obiano decided to take the lead to show sample of how a leader should behave, having sat next to the Bauchi State Governor during the last National Executive Council NEC meeting.
According to them: “The Governor was at the NEC meeting on Thursday and you know how the sitting arrangement is, after the Anambra State governor, you get the Bauchi State governor, who has announced his status recently.
“But if you are aware of the sitting arrangement during the meeting, you will find out that they usually observe social distancing.
“That you are in a hall with a man who has the disease does not mean that you can be infected.
“The governor is a very enlightened person and because he knows he has been in a meeting with such calibre of people, he decided to go into self-quarantine.
Chukwulobelu said: “Obiano is on self-quarantine. I have not seen him for the past one week and we only talk on phone.
“We had two hours meeting yesterday (Sunday) using zoom. There is no fears about his health at all,” he said.
The SSG further announced that the State required about N2billion to battle the pandemic headlong, knowing the cost of materials it needed.