El-Rufai recovers from COVID-19

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has recovered from coronavirus pandemic less than a month after contracting the novel disease.

The governor disclosed this in a post via his Twitter page on Wednesday.

He said, “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.”

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He went on to appreciate his family as well as those who stood by him while he was in isolation.

The governor continued: “My family not only went through the trauma of potentially losing a member but also the risk of being infected as well. The entire family has been supportive as usual, while my many friends and colleagues from all over the world have sent their prayers and best wishes.

“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.

“I wish to acknowledge Balarabe for her reassuring leadership of our team in my absence. Our senior officials have demonstrated admirable commitment and the flexibility to provide governance in circumstances that are so different from the old normal.

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“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.”

El-Rufai had on March 28 tested positive for the killer virus. It was consequently rumoured that he was taken into an Intensive Care Unit, a claim he would later debunk.

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