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The Founder of IBTC Stanbic Bank, Atedo Peterside, has cried out that he was tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
Peterside disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, saying there was an outbreak of the virus in his house, which made him to go into self-isolation .
He stated that the positive result made him cancel all physical engagements after testing positive despite receiving a booster shot.
Peterside disclosed that he was asymptomatic to the virus.
According to him “There was an outbreak of COVID in my house as last weekend approached and so I told myself that I must do the correct thing.
“I immediately went into self-isolation (because I had been exposed) and started cancelling all physical engagements that I had committed to attend over the course of the next few days.”
PLSATFORM TIMES gathered that he cancelled the launching of the new National Development Plan 2021-25 by the President.
The President of Anap Foundation maintained that he did not want to contribute to the spread of the virus in Nigeria.
He added futther that his positive result had vindicated his position on cancelling his physical commitments, which many thought was drastic.
He said, “This morning (Tuesday) I woke up and saw an email that came in overnight containing my COVID test result from Monday (yesterday) morning and it was positive .
“I have chosen to tell this story so others can learn from it.
“If I did not steadfastly cancel all engagements since Friday morning, only God knows how I might have contributed to the spread of COVID in Nigeria simply by being irresponsible and disobedient.
“To all those who felt I was being too strict to the point of being ridiculous, I stand vindicated. I am relieved because some people argued with my stance and felt I was simply overzealous. Now they know different.
“Apart from using my plight to serve as a lesson to others, my final reason for making this public is to help a few misguided persons who still prefer to stigmatise COVID.
“There is nothing to be ashamed about if you are the latest person to be caught by a pandemic,” Peterside added in the statement.