By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Former Media Adviser to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, and his wife have survived COVID-19 after spending 20 days at Sagamu Isolation Center in Ogun State.
Speaking to media at Sagamu immediately after he was discharged from Isolation Cenre, Okupe commended Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun for putting in place facilities to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
Okupe explained that on the 23rd of April, 2020, he and his wife, Aduralere Okupe, tested positive to COVID-19, disclosing that on the same day, they were moved to the isolation ward in Sagamu.
According to Okupe, “I want to thank profusely my cousin and Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who sent me prayers very regularly, in spite of his busy schedule as Chief Executive of Ogun State.
“I thank the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, who was a flower girl at my wedding in 1977. I also thank the health workers under the leadership of Dr Olaitan and Dr Ayeni.
“It is incredible what dangerous and sometimes dream mining sacrifices they paid, including very long hours of work stretching for a week at a time, all to ensure that their patients under their care live. My wife and I are grateful to you all.
“I appreciates all Spiritual Fathers including the Primate of the Church of the Lord, His Eminence, Most Reverend R. O. Oshitelu. My life long pastor, spiritual father and mentor, Rev. Joe Olaiya. Ministers of God, Pastors Kilani, Adeoti, Adegbite, Bishop Lawal, Pastor Fayomi, Prophet Israel and a host of others, who all tirelessly prayed with and for us daily round the clock.
“I thank my family and all my children and especially my brothers Owo, Wemi and Larry, and sisters Aina Okanlawon and Bisola Ayeni, for their love, care and support in very trying and perplexing times. I thank my uncle, Odole Odua, Chief Kessington Adebutu, who in spite of his age, called me daily”.
He added that, “I want to thank my aburo, Hon Ladi Adebutu, for his care and support throughout this turbulence.
“To the very few other political associates and close family friends, chief among whom are my dearest blood brothers, Dr Seyi Roberts, Dr Leke Oshunniyi and Deinde Abolarin. May the Almighty God bless and recompense you all immensely”.
He prayed that God in His infinite mercies heal all Nigerian’s in various isolation centres throughout the country and may it please Him to rid the nation of this dangerous scourge.