Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Saturday, March 28, said he has tested positive to Coronavirus.
It was also reported that this result by El-Rufai is the first case of COVID-19 recorded in Kaduna state.
The governor, who made the disclosure in a statement he issued in Kaduna, said he has gone into self-isolation.
“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 someone that is not 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 Taskforce and will continue to issue statements from time to time,” El-Rufai said.
KADUNA UPDATE: Malam 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 someone that is not showing symptoms. pic.twitter.com/5lqfvWc4zv
— Governor Kaduna (@GovKaduna) March 28, 2020
Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured Nigerians of adequate fuel supply; following the implementation of the sit-at-home order in some states to contain the spread of the COVID-19.
Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, NNPC, who gave the assurance in a tweet on Saturday, March 28; said supply of petroleum products would not be affected by the lockdown.
“States have all consented to allow movement of fuel trucks and operation of stations during any sit at home action.
“Our stock and supply plan is robust and there is no need to buy more than you require at any time. We will keep supplying,” he said.