By Ben Nsemo
The wife of the Governor of Kaduna state, Mrs. Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, has confirmed that her husband, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has tested positive to COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Mrs. El-Rufai stated this on Friday, while asking for prayers for her husband and her family.
“Dear Tweeps, My husband, the governor of Kaduna State, has tested positive for COVID-19. Please keep us in your prayers”, she tweeted using her official twitter account, @hadizel
My husband. the governor of Kaduna State, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Please keep us in your prayers.
— Hadiza Isma El-Rufai (@hadizel) March 28, 2020
The Governor confirmed that he is positive in a video chat shared on his official verified twitter account, @elrufai on Saturday.
He also stated that he is in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for a person that is not showing symptoms.
“I regret to say that it is positive. According to protocols in managing COVID-19, I am in self isolation as suggested guidelines by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for someone that is showing no symptoms.
“It is most important that everyone should do their utmost to stay home and to stay alive”, El-Rufai added.
KADUNA UPDATE: Gov Nasir @elrufai has disclosed that he has tested positive for Covid-19. He is in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for a person that is not showing symptoms. pic.twitter.com/TLgqZrqF8z
— Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai (@elrufai) March 28, 2020