KADUNA – Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has declared that he has tested positive to the coronavirus pandemic.
He thus becomes the second governor after Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State to test positive to the virus.
He said said he has gone on self-isolation and handed over the affairs of the state to the deputy governor of the state.
His full statement reads:
Statement by Malam Nasir El-Rufai on his Covid-19 Test Results, 28 March 2020
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