El-Rufai recovers from COVID-19, tests negative after four weeks in isolation

El-Rufai is one of three Nigerian governors who tested positive for coronavirus and is the last to recover.

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The governor tested positive for the disease on March 28, 2020, with worries expressed over his condition.

His clean slate of health was disclosed via the Twitter handle of the Kaduna Government.

“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 wrote.

“I thank Almighty Allah for His grace and mercy; while acknowledging with gratitude the massive outpouring of sympathy, prayers, and public support that followed the disclosure of the infection.”

He praised the medical personnel of the state’s Ministry of Health and the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital who managed his case.

El-Rufai also praised his deputy governor, Hadiza Balarabe, for her reassuring leadership in his absence; and also commended all the officials managing the coronavirus outbreak in the state.

“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,” he added.

“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.”

He said, “The commitment, competence, and capabilities displayed by the Kaduna State Government in my four-week absence is clear evidence that we have a public service we can all be proud of.”


Meanwhile, the coalition of Northern governors on Tuesday, April 21; expressed their unanimous support for the ban on the Almajiri system in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

At the meeting presided by the Northern States Governors Forum Chairman, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state; the governors also called for more coronavirus testing centres in the north


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