- A test result for coronavirus carried out on Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state is finally out
- The result shows that the governor is negative to the virus as he remains in isolation and working from home
- Bello also warns his aides to go for the test because he says he may have had encounters with some people who later tested positive
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.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Bello had recently gone on self-isolation after possible exposure to some of Nigeria's confirmed coronavirus cases.
The governor took the decision to self-isolate following his presence at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum meeting which was held on Wednesday, March 18.
It is known that the state does not have any recorded case of coronavirus currently.
It was also reported that the spreading coronavirus on Sunday, March 29, forced the governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, to declare a shut down of the state in a message to residents.
Fayemi ordered a stay-at-home as a part of the measures the state government is adopting to fight the pandemic.
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