Controversial Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has announced that he has tested positive to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
El- Rufai made the announcement himself in a statement he personally signed which was released to the media on Saturday evening.
He also had a recorded video message on the same issue via his Twitter handle.
El-Rufai thus becomes the second Nigerian State Governor to test positive to COVID-19. Governor of Bauchi State is the first and has been in isolation.
His full statement reads: “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 Task Force and will continue to issue statements from time to time”, he concluded.