- Muhammad Babandede, the head of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has spoken on how he is coping with his coronavirus status
- Babandede told Nigerians that the fact that he tested positive for the virus has really humbled him
- However, the NIS chief on his Twitter page revealed that the experience helped him realise how much he is loved by many Nigerians
The comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has released an update on his health after testing positive for coronavirus.
Babandede, on his Twiter page on Wednesday, April 1, told Nigerians that he is grateful to God that he was infected with the virus because the whole experience humbled him a great deal.
The NIS boss also said that his situation afforded him the opportunity to know that he is loved by so many people in the country, irrespective of religious and ethnic differences.
He noted that the prayers of friends and all well-meaning Nigerians are helping him to recover quite fast. Babandede said: “I am very grateful for your prayers. In reality, your prayers are helping me recover very quickly."
The NIS chief urged the public to continue in their prayers for the country even if its number of confirmed cases is small compared to other nations.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Babandede had tested positive for the coronavirus. Babandede made the disclosure in a WhatsApp message on Sunday, March 29.
The immigration boss said he had been on self-isolation since his return from the UK on Sunday, March 22.
“Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been on self-isolation since my return from the UK on Sunday 22nd of this month with British Airways in Lagos,” Babandede said.
“I urge my loved ones, Immigration Officers and Nigerians to pray for me and all those affected,” he added.
Added to this, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had confirmed fourteen new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 111.
“Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Lagos and 5 in FCT.
"As at 09:30 pm 29th March there are 111 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death," the NCDC announced in a tweet.
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