The Executive Governor of Benue state His Excellency Samuel Ortom, on April 2, took the coronavirus (COVID-19) test in order to determine his status.
Samuel Ortom whose state has just one confirmed case of the viral disease, was pictured with a health personnel who was taking his sample, on Thursday Morning.
Not only the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom who got his sample taken but also his Deputy Engineer, Benson Abounu and the Commissioner fro Finance and Economic Development, David Olofu also had their samples taken for the test.
Although they did this to check their status but the Governor wants to negate the notion that only when you notice symptoms of this pandemic disease COVID-19 before you get tested.
The Nigerian philanthropist, businessman, politician and administrator, His Excellency Governor of Benue State encouraged other people to follow his pattern to know their status as knowing your status would aid containing the virus and stoping the spread of the disease.
He hammered that it is not shameful to know your status as knowing your status will help saving your family and your loved ones from contracting it. He therefore entreated the people to collaborate and coordinate with the COVID-19 Action Committee at the state and observe the precautionary measures against the COVID-19.