BY OSBERT TOR-NAJIME – Barely three days after the authorities of the Benue State University issued a statement claiming that there is no COVID-19 in the institution, its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Msugh Kembe has announced that he has tested positive to deadly virus.
Prof Kembe, in a post on his Facebook Timeline Msugh Kembe on Thursday, July 2, 2020, said his test result was returned positive on June 29, 2019.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the University, Terzungwe Tser Vanger had, following rumour that the Vice Chancellor contracted the virus, denied through a statement that Kembe tested positive and even insisted that there was no case of COVID-19 at the institution.
But the Prof Kembe personally wrote on his Facebook wall saying; “On Monday, 29th June, 2020 my test result for COVID-19 returned positive. I had fever and body fatigue the previous week.
“I have been in self-isolation since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. I am of course managing the illness now”.
The VC therefore, urged staff of the institution and his close associates to “check themselves, isolate and be pragmatic. The virus don’t move. We move it. Take responsibility!”
Prof Kembe extended appreciation to Governor Samuel Ortom and the State taskforce on COVID-19 headed by the Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu for their timely support in ensuring that he gets the required medical attention.