Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for coronavirus.
El-Rufai made the announcement via a video where he revealed that unfortunately, he has tested positive for the deadly virus.
It was also confirmed in a statement personally signed by him which was released this evening.
The statement read:
“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”
This makes El-Rufai the second Nigerian state governor to test positive to the virus after the governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, also tested positive to the virus.
Watch video below: