Raymond Dokpesi Jnr., the Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, owners of AIT and Raypower, has tested positive for coronavirus.
He made the disclosure in a text message to staff members of the company in Abuja on Monday
AIT reports that Dokpesi had been on self-isolation for about a week.
On the station’s website, Dokpesi said;
I got a call this morning confirming the result is COVID-19 positive. I am leaving now to the Gwagwalada isolation centre for treatment and hope to be back in two weeks. Many of you may have interacted with me during our various meetings and I would advise you to get tested as soon as possible.
Dokpesi initially fell ill with symptoms similar to malaria but later started experiencing a cough.
He contacted the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for a test and his result came back positive.
The DAAR communications boss has been moved to the Isolation Centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada for treatment.
The NCDC Contact Tracing Team will test persons who may have had contacts with Dokpesi in the past two weeks.
This include family members, friends and other staff members of DAAR Communications.