Chief Mrs Shade Okoya, the wife of billionaire businessman, Alhaji Rasaki Akanni Okoya, on Thursday, dispelled the rumour milling around town that the guests at the 80th birthday celebration of Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, H.E Adesola George Oguntade, are falling ill or dying.
Recall, Shade and her hubby, Okoya, as well as hundreds of notable Nigerians, were in London for the birthday party. Two cases of the virus which resulted in deaths were attendees of the ceremony.
Reacting to the speculation, Okoya noted that her entire family members are well and good 16 days after attending the birthday soiree in London.
“The misinformation being circulated on social media lacks all credibility and its aim is for blackmail purposes only. This is simply fake news and I am using this platform to debunk it.
“I urge bloggers and social media influencers to use their platforms wisely in order not to spread panic or give wrong information to their followers.
“Covid-19 is a global pandemic which is facing all nations at the moment, and during this time especially it’s important to promote kindness and positivity and wish well to everyone.
“I am overwhelmed by the love and concern shown by all who have called and messaged me and I pray and hope all will be back to normal soon.
“I urge that God will answer all prayers during this period and let this big phase in the history of the nation pass very soon,” she stated.