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Why Obiano Went Into Isolation —Office Of Anambra First Lady


The office of the First Lady of Anambra State, Mrs. Ebele Obiano has explained why the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano went into self-isolation over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The First Lady made the clarification in a press statement issued on Tuesday and made available to ElombahNews.

According to the statement, Obiano is one of the first governors to react to the COVID-19 pandemic by setting up a Special Committee, hence leading the fight from the front by going into self-isolation after ordering civil servants to work-from-home.

It noted that it would have been irresponsible to act in contravention of his own orders by violating the protocols of social distancing as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The protocols noted that by the nature of their positions, political leaders come in contact with people from different parts of the world on a daily basis.

“Under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic,” therefore, the statement notes, “most responsible leaders have gone into self-isolation to minimize the risk of their exposure to the virus.”

The statement, therefore, said that “Obiano did the right thing by going into voluntary self-isolation without prompt.


“Political leaders across the world are presently leading the war against COVID-19 from their homes.

“They are taking advantage of modern technology to coordinate efforts from the safety of their homes.

“In so doing, they are also amplifying the “Stay Home” message of the season.

“As the leader of the Special Committee on COVID-19 in Anambra State, Obiano’s decision to lead from self-isolation is exemplary and commendable.

“To the glory of God, Anambra is yet to record any proven case of Coronvirus but the state is making the necessary preparation for any eventuality,” the statement noted.

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