My healing was divine – Bukola Olopade
Hon. Bukola Olopade
The former Commissioner for Sports in Ogun State, Hon. Bukola Olopade has narrated his ordeals during his stay at the isolation centre where he was treated of the deadly Coronavirus.
Recall that Olopade, popularly known as Ozogula was confirmed positive for Coronavirus three weeks after returning from United Kingdom.
But Olopade has been discharged from the Isolation centre in Lagos after the three tests conducted on him came back negative.
Olopade commended Nigerian doctors for their efforts in the fight against the spread of the pandemic.
He revealed that Nigerian doctors are great risking their lives in ensuring lives are save, saying, “I want to use this opportunity to thank God Almighty for sparing me through the psychological battle and also battle against COVID-19 which has been defeated.
 
 
 
 

“My biggest thanks go to the medical team here, the doctors, nurses and domestic staff. I now understand these people are put on earth taking risk to their lives but caring and ensuring lives are saved.”

 

 

 

 

 

Olopade bemoaned the deplorable condition of the health sector in Nigeria, saying that the outbreak of COVID-19 has further exposed the insensitivity and neglect of the health sector by the Federal government.

 

 

 

 

 

He however  commended the Lagos and Ogun State Governors, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dapo Abiodun, respectively for their efforts in curtailing the spread of the virus, saying the Governors were fully prepared and more proactive in the fight against the pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

Olopade who described health workers as heroes, appealed to the Federal government to improve on the welfare of the medical workers, adding that he would establish “Health Heroes Foundation” to take care of health workers.

 

 

 

 

 

Olopade who shared his experience on how he survived the virus said he went through psychological, emotional and physical trauma.

 

 

 

 

 

He narrated further that at a point when he was almost giving up, his soul was lifted with a gospel song and he stated praising and dancing to God which lasted for over two hours.

 

 

 

 

 

Olopade added that after the praise and worship session, he went to sleep as a peaceful man and the following day he received the good news that he had tested negative for the virus and he would be discharged.

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