Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for coronavirus.
He made this know via a video he posted on Twitter minutes ago, “Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the Covid-19 test,” El-Rufai said.
“The result came in this evening, and I regret to say that it is positive.”
The governor said he is already in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for someone that is not showing symptoms.
He said his deputy Dr Hadiza Balarabe will continue to handle the control of the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
“I wish to appeal to the people of Kaduna State to continue to closely observe the preventive measures already announced,” El-Rufai said.
El-Rufai is the second Nigerian governor to test positive for COVID-19.
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on 24th of March tested positive for coronavirus after his contact with Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, son of the former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, who is also tested positive for the virus.
The chief of staff to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is another high-profile Nigerian that has tested positive for the virus that has killed, at least, 30,003, as of 1900 GMT on Saturday, according to AFP.