He revealed this while speaking with newsmen on Saturday in Asaba, Aniagwu recently.
According to him, even if he lost his sense of smell, he did not experience any other symptoms during his time in isolation.
He then appreciated Deltans and other Nigerians who prayed for his speedy recovery.
His words, “Initially, I had thought that for somebody who has been in the centre of the sensitisation in the state, that I could just go for test to help deal with the issues of prejudices among the people on the reality of the pandemic and the measures.
“As at when I went for the test, I was not having any symptoms, but between the time I was tested and when the result came out, I lost my sense of smell.
“So, it became obvious that there was something wrong and 24 hours later, the test result came out and it turned out positive.
“I was instructed on what to do by the medical personnel; they were quite effective.”
“The major challenge we have, as a country and in Delta, is the issue of prejudice.
“There are some persons who say it is malaria because they have not experienced it, and we pray they don’t experience it for them to believe.
“There is also the issue of religious bigotry, where some persons believe that once you pray, there is nothing like COVID-19.
“Yes, prayer is very important but you don’t see a moving train and begin to put the Lord thy God to test.”
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