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Raymond Dokpesi, Grandchildren Recover From Coronavirus

After testing negative for coronavirus twice, Raymond Dokpesi, the founder of Daar Communications Plc, and two of his grandchildren have been discharged from the University of Abuja Treatment Centre, Gwagwalada.

He expressed gratitude to God for seeing his family through the trying period.

It was announced on Friday, May 1 that Raymond Dokpesi and seven of his family members tested positive for coronavirus.

Dokpesi’s son and some other members of his family are still receiving treatment.

In a letter of gratitude signed by Dokpesi, he wrote, “I am exceptionally indebted to God Almighty for keeping and protecting me and my entire family all through our isolation at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada Isolation Centre.

Dokpesi said his experience at the hospital for the two-week interval which he was admitted for, provided him with first-hand experience of the numerous challenges before Nigeria as a country.

He said, “we are better acquainted with the personal sacrifices many Nigerians are making to ensure that we collectively defeat this pandemic. This cuts across the policymakers, the care providers, and even the cleaners whose job puts them at constant risk of exposure,” he said.

He appreciated the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; the management of the teaching hospital, as well as other well meaning Nigerians for their support and care.

About Editor

Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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