Coronavirus: Obasanjo donates 32-room apartment as Isolation Centre

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday, gave his previous home at the Presidential Hilltop, Ogun State, as Isolation Center.

He approved that the residence be used as an accommodation and treatment centre for casualties of coronavirus.

Obasanjo said the different room apartment has been handed over to the Ogun State Government for immediate take over.

His representative, Kehinde Akinyemi, confirmed the development to NAN.

He noticed that the former Nigerian leader was concerned about the spread of the disease.

“I think those who can in one way or another assist in this situation should do so,” Akinyemi quoted Obasanjo as saying.

The office, situated off the Presidential Boulevard, Oke Sari, Abeokuta, is 32-room ensuite, with a backup generator.

COVID-19 was proclaimed a worldwide pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO).

It has influenced 70 people in Nigeria and caused 2 deaths including an American.

Coronavirus has claimed 25,000 lives worldwide and affected over 500,000 people in 200 countries.

United States is now the worst hit country in terms of number of confirmed cases, overtaking Italy and China.