It’s a joyful moment for the family of the founder of Daar Communications Plc, comprising AIT and Raypower, High Chief Raymond Alegho Dokpesi, as he recover from the grip of coronavirus.
Dokpesi, it would be recalled, may have contracted the dreaded virus from his son, Raymond Dokpesi, Jnr. And to compound his case, his daughter in-law, Tosin and grand children were also affected.
In a letter of appreciation signed by the media mogul, Dokpesi expressed gratitude to God for seeing his family through the trying period. “I am exceptionally indebted to God Almighty for keeping and protecting me and my entire family all through our isolation at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada Isolation Centre”
Accoridng to him, the past two weeks at the treatment centre provided him with a first-hand experience of the enormous challenge before Nigeria as a country
“We are better acquainted with the personal sacrifices many Nigerians are making to ensure that we collectively defeat this pandemic. This cuts across the policymakers, the care providers and even the cleaners whose job puts them at constant risk of exposure”.
He thanked Nigerians in the country and in the diaspora for their outpouring of concern and prayers, including eminent personalities who reached out with messages of support.
“A special mention must be made of the SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha and Chairman PTF, who not only sympathised with me and my family but also personally made both video and voice calls on several occasion to ascertain our well-being”.
“My appreciation goes to the Hon. Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Medical Team and other members of the PTF, the CMD UATH – Gwagwalada – Prof Bisallah Ekene, Head of Isolation Center – Dr Tahir, Rivers State Governor – His Excellency, Nyesom Wike and other serving and former State Governors too numerous to mention, former President and Head of State, His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, Former President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, Former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd), GCFR, Gen Abdusallami Abubakar (Rtd), and former Vice President Alh. Atiku Abubakar, GCON.