Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has tested negative for COVID-19.

This development was revealed in a statement on Sunday by Obasanjo’s Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, The Punch reports.

Before the confirmation of his negative status, Akinyemi explained that the ex-President took the test on Friday at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library penthouse residence, Okemosan, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

He said, “The samples for the test, conducted by one Dr Olukunle Oluwasemowo of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory 54gene, Lagos, Nigeria, returned negative on Saturday.

“The laboratory is one of the accredited laboratories approved by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to conduct the crucial COVID-19 test on both asymptomatic and symptomatic Nigerians.”