By Benjamin Njoku
Popular Nigerian businesswoman, Chief( Mrs ) Shade Okoya has debunked reports that guests at the 80th birthday celebration of Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, H.E Adesola George Oguntade are failing in health or dying as a result of contracting the deadly coronavirus.
Okoya, who confirmed that herself alongside her husband, family members and other close friends all graced the occasion stated that they are hale and hearty after 16 days of hosting the event.
In an Instagram post, Okoya said that to the best of her knowledge and findings, none of the guests in attendance has shown any signs or symptoms of the deadly Coronavirus.
“The misinformation being circulated on social media lacks all credibility and its aim is for blackmail purposes only. This is simply fake news and I am using this platform to debunk it.
“I urge bloggers and social media influencers to use their platforms wisely in order not to spread panic or give wrong information to their followers.
“Covid-19 is a global pandemic which is facing all nations at the moment, and during this time especially it’s important to promote kindness and positivity and wish well to everyone.
“I am overwhelmed by the love and concern shown by all who have called and messaged me and I pray and hope all will be back to normal soon.
“I urge that God will answer all prayers during this period and let this big phase in the history of the nation pass very soon,” she stated.