Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai has tested negative for the coronavirus, after weeks of treatment.
“I am delighted to report today, that after nearly four weeks of observing a strict medical regime, I have now received the all-clear after two consecutive negative test results,” he announced.
KADUNA UPDATE: “I am delighted to report today, that after nearly four weeks of observing a strict medical regime, I have now received the all-clear after two consecutive negative test results” -Malam Nasir @elrufai pic.twitter.com/bt0XYj1LML
— Governor Kaduna (@GovKaduna) April 22, 2020
“I wish to thank the diligent medical personnel of our Ministry of Health and the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, who managed my case for their dedicated and professional care.
“It was cheering to see the determined efforts of our COVID-19 Task Force chaired by the Deputy Governor, the officials of our Ministry of Health ably led by the Commissioner and our security/enforcement agencies, to manage and contain the spread of Covid-19 in the state,” the governor added.
He also acknowledge the leadership qualities of the Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, who held the realm in his absence.
“Our senior officials have demonstrated admirable commitment & the flexibility to provide governance in circumstances that are so different from the old normal,” he added.
Daily Trust reports that governor El-Rufai tested positive to coronavirus on March 28, 2020 and immediately went into isolation.