ABUJA, Nigeria – The member House of Representatives from Oluyole Federal Constituency, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, has recounted her experience with COVID-19.
Akande-Sadipe recalled testing positive for COVID-19 in December 2020 after she noticed some symptoms of the virus.
The lawmaker disclosed this yesterday when she made her first public appearance at an event in Oyo Central Senatorial District meeting after her recovery and was contained in a statement signed by her media aide, Olamilekan Olusada.
Addressing journalists, Akande-Sadipe said: “I feel great, I thank God for life and my recovery, and I am happy to be here today at this Oyo Central Senatorial District meeting, being my first home outing since the battle with the deadly virus.
“COVID-19 is real. During the experience, each passing day was a gift. With God first, proper medication and management, I overcame.”
The House of Representatives Chairman on Diaspora Affairs explained that though she was very careful before the ordeal, her experience had taught her that COVID-19 should not be handled with levity especially amid the family unit and members of the same household.
“I would advise members of my constituency and Nigerians to observe social distancing religiously and wear face masks appropriately until further notice. This is not the time for socializing,” she said.
She advised Nigerians to seek medical attention when “ordinary fever or cough is prolonged, or when that respiratory discomfort is accompanied by joint aches, loss of smell or taste, irritation, body pains, and palpitations.
“COVID-19 is deceptive, don’t self-medicate when you feel like you have malaria. Seek medical attention urgently.”