There is palpable apprehension among workers and residents of University of Lagos (UNILAG), as two more professors including a law lecturer and incumbent Attorney-General of Oyo State, Oyelowo Oyewo, have been confirmed positive for coronavirus.
This is coming on the heels of the country’s new record high figure of confirmed casesas announced on Wednesday evening by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The centre had announced a total of 1,664 new cases which ranks as the country’s highest daily figure since the index case was first recorded on February 27, 2020.
An official confirmed that both Oyewo and a professor of African History at the university’s Department of History and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts, Rufus Akinyele, are down with the virus.
PREMIUM TIMES , however, reported that while Akinyele has been discharged from an isolation centre at the infectious disease hospital (IDH), Yaba, Lagos, and recuperating at his official quarters on the campus, Oyewo is on self-isolation at an undisclosed location.
Oyewo was recently hosted at a reception over his attainment of the status of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).