The former Governor of Jigawa State Sule Lamido on Thursday morning announced that he had tested negative for the dreaded COVID-19 disease.
The former governor also said the test results of his driver and orderly also came back negative.
The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) disclosed this on his Facebook page on Thursday.
It would be recalled that the NCDC had advised the former governor to go into self isolation after it became clear that he attended a marriage ceremony in Kano where the state’s first index case freely mixed with guests. Samples from him, his driver and orderly were also taken for test.
Lamido wrote on his Facebook page: “Dr Imam Wada Bello called at 5:35pm 15/4/2020 and informed me that they are through with our sample tests and our results, that is myself, driver and Orderly thankfully are ALL NEGATIVE and that he will send me the details later tonight.”
Lamido, a two term former governor also added that he spoke with Dr Bello later at about 11.46pm on Wednesday, who assured him that the result would be sent in the morning.
The former governor, in the post, also commended Dr. Bello’s professionalism and that of his team. He also said he was humbled by the hundreds of text messages, prayers and goodwill messages on his Facebook page coming from across all religions, tribes, regional and political divides.
“For now or any time I do not have the language, in art or mastery to convey to each and every one the depth of my feelings or emotions or gratitude”, he said.
As at Wednesday night, the number of COVID-19 pandemic cases in Kano jumped from one to twenty one in the space of one week, fuelling fears that the numbers may skyrocketing except urgent steps are taken to stem the tide.
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