I Have Not Recovered from Pandemic, Says el-Rufai


Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai of Kaduna State wednesday said he is still positive for COVID-19.

The governor, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle yesterday afternoon, also disclosed that he chaired the State Executive Council meeting through a video conference.

He called on Nigerians and people of the state in particular to ignore fake news over his status, saying that he will personally make it public when he is cleared of the disease.

According to the governor, “Earlier today, between 10a.m. and 2p.m., I took few hours during my isolation and chaired a virtual meeting of the State Executive Council.

“I have not been cleared of COVID-19 yet. I will personally announce when I am confirmed negative. Please ignore all fake news even if they are what you wish for” he said.

He commended his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, members of the state executive and advisers for keeping the State running in his absence.

“I am grateful to our team ably led by the deputy governor for keeping the agenda going without me. I am super proud of all our commissioners, advisers, assistants, security agencies and other state government officials for a job well done,” he said.