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Nigeria’s Immigration chief, Babandede recovers from COVID-19, leaves isolation



The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has recovered from the coronavirus.

The Service Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, saying Babandede’s recovery was confirmed after he tested negative for the disease twice.

The Immigration chief tested positive for COVID-19 on March 29 and had been on self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom.

The statement read: “The CGI in an overwhelming appreciation took cognizance of the prayers and supplication of everyone for him.

“Most importantly the Government, Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah and members of the International Community who stood by the Service during this trying times.

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“He prays for the recovery of others, and for God’s intervention for the world and Nigeria in this battle against COVID-19.”

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