NDT Managing Editor, Theophilus Onojeghen discharged after testing negative to COVID-19

By Akpos Oghenetega,

Managing Editor of NIGER DELTA TODAY (NDT) Online, Theophilus Onojeghen, who tested positive to COVID-19 two weeks ago has been discharged after repeated tests by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) came back negative.

The management of NDT Online, stated this in a press statement today, thanking God for healing the Editor and their esteemed readers for their prayers and support throughout the trying moments.

According to the statement: “NDT publishers of the “news you can trust,” is glad to share with our numerous readers, newsmakers, and followers that our Managing Editor (ME), Theophilus Onojeghen, who tested positive to COVID-19 two weeks ago has been discharged after repeated tests by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) proved negative.

“NDT is eternally grateful to God Almighty for prayers answered and the healing of our Editor.

“We also have a number of groups and good spirited individuals to thank for the rapid recovery of our Editor from 26 June when we announced his situation and subsequent movement to an Isolation Center in Delta State.

“We express immense gratitude to the NCDC, the Delta State Government and especially Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, the Commissioners for Health and Information, Mr Mordi Ononye and Charles Aniagwu; the Chairman, Delta State Contributory Health Commission, Dr Isaac Akpoveta, and all frontline officials for the diligent intervention from test through treatment to discharge.

“Furthermore, we also give exceptional thanks to His Excellency, the immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan for his fatherly and expert guidance all through the time our Editor started noticing symptoms, went for testing and started treatment. You are awesome, sir.

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“We thank the ZMD, Central Hospital, Warri, Dr Paul Okubor and Dr Eresanara Toju for their commitment to our Editor’s recovery.

“Words will not be enough to acknowledge the priceless solidarity from Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, Deputy  President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Umeh Need Road, Delta NUJ, Colleagues, and others too numerous to mention.

“Finally, we deeply appreciate the prayers and empathy from relatives, friends, staff, and ardent stakeholders of NDT.

“It is most cheering to note that the tests for our Editor’s wife and son turned out negative from results availed us by the National Center for Disease Control.

“To reiterate our earlier containment advocacy, COVID-19 is real.

“The clear proof of the reality of this pandemic is the ordeal our Editor had with this deadly and virulent illness.

“We urge the General Public to be guided and guarded by observing all necessary containment protocols.”


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