IBTC Stanbic boss Atedo Peterside has revealed a shocking experience after taking the COVID-19 booster shot.
Peterside who has been fully vaccinated tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
The founder of Stanbic Bank said that he had gone into self-isolation.
According to a statement released on Tuesday, Peterside said he was asymptomatic.
The statement reads in part, “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.”
Among the events he cancelled was the launch of the National Development Plan 2021-25 by the President.
Atedo Peterside said he did this as his quota to reduce the spread of the virus in Nigeria.
Peterside further said his positive result was justified. Since many thought his decision to cancel his physical commitments was overboard.
The statement continued:
“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.”
Source: PUNCH HealthWise