Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has donated his former residence at the presidential hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, to serve as isolation centre for the coronavirus pandemic.
Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo’s media aide, announced this in a statement made available to the media on Friday.
The facility, located off the Presidential Boulevard, Oke Sari, Abeokuta, has 32 rooms en suite, with a standby generator.
He said the 32-room facility has been handed over to the state government.
The aide said Obasanjo is concerned about the pandemic, adding that “those who can in one way or another assist in this situation should do so”.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria now has 81 confirmed cases of the disease.
The country recorded its first fatality from the disease on Monday as it claimed the life of Suleiman Achimugu, former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), who returned from the UK.