Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-rufai says he has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
In a video Saturday on Twitter, the politician said, “Earlier this week I submitted a sample for the COVID19 test. The result came in this evening and I regret to say that it is positive.”
He explained that he is in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for a someone that is not showing symptoms.
Below is the statement by Malam Nasir El-Rufai on his Covid-19 test results.
“Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the Covid-19 test. The result came in this evening, and I regret to say that it is positive.
According to the protocols for managing Covid-19, I am in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for a someone that is no showing symptoms.
I wish to appeal to the people of Kaduna State to continue to closely observe the preventive measures already announced.
It is most important that everybody should do their utmost to stay safe, stay home and stay alive.
The Deputy Governor is chairing our Covid-19 Taskforce and will continue to issue statements from time to time.”
Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai
28th March 2020
Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi State is the first state governor to test positive for the disease.