Nigerian industrialist and owner of Eleganza group of companies, Chief Rasaq Akanni Okoya’s wife,  Shade Okoya, on Thursday, debunked the rumours that her family members and other 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 over coronavirus.

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, 16 days after attending the birthday party in London.

She wrote:

“Dear all,

It has come to my attention that there are several false reports floating around on social media regarding H.E Adesola George Oguntade’s recent 80th birthday celebration held in London on the 10th March 2020.

My husband , myself and family members plus all our close friends were all in attendance and I can confirm that we are all well and fine after 16 days of attending .
To the best of my knowledge and findings none of the guests in attendance have shown any signs or symptoms of the deadly Coronavirus as I text this today , the misinformation being circulated on social media lacks all credibility and its aim is for blackmail purpose 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 . Amen .

Chief ( Dr ) Mrs #ShadeOkoya .