Twenty-hours after Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna tested positive to coronavirus, the result of the test carried out on his colleague in Niger state, Abubakar Bello, is out.
Governor Bello’s result came out on Sunday, March 29, negative to the virus that has hit the state and affected some top government officials.
A statement by Governor Bello’s spokesperson, Mary Noel Berje, confirmed that he was free of the virus.
Berje said the governor asked all his aides to carry out similar tests to ascertain their statuses in relation to the virus.
The governor said this was necessary because he may have come in contact with some people who were later confirmed to have the virus better, called COVID-19, during one of the meetings of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and other official engagements.
Berje added that despite the result coming out negative, the governor has said he would continue to work from home since he is still on self-imposed isolation.
Governor Bello pleaded with the people of the state to focus on personal hygiene and other procedures that would help them against the virus and its spread.